Nov Dec, 2002

 

 

 

 

Association News

APA Supports Industry Tradeshows
APA will co-sponsor or support three major forest products industry equipment tradeshows in 2003. They include: 
- Wood Technology Clinic and Show, March 19-21, 2003 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. The Clinic and Show is produced by the Atlanta-based Building Group of VNU Expositions. More information is available at www.woodwideweb.com
- EXPO 2003, the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition sponsored every two years by the Southern Forest Products Association. EXPO 2003 is scheduled for June 25-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More information can be found at www.sfpa.org/expo
- Wood Summit, a new show developed by Paperloop, the San Franciscobased forest products industry information clearinghouse. The show will be held October 1-3, 2003 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. APA is among a number of co-sponsoring organizations for this new event. More information is located at www.woodsummit.net.

PLC on TV
Pat Summerall Productionsí "Champions of Industry" featured a short segment on the Pacific Logging Congress. The program aired one time on The Discovery Channel on November 5, with a national viewing audience of five to ten million. Spokesperson for the Pacific Logging Congress was Bruce Vincent, from Libby, Montana. During the interview he spoke on the history of PLC, the "It Takes A Tree" education program, and PLCís continuing efforts to emphasize education and the importance of responsible forest management for the future of the industry in continuing to provide wood and paper products for our nation. The 30-minute program is available as a link on the PLC website (www.industry.com), and will run through November of 2004.

Certification Conference
Certification Watch, the international organization that monitors trends in forest and forest products certification, will hold its third annual Certification Watch Conference on March 25-27, 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia, followed by a field tour of operations on Vancouver Island, March 27-29. Contact Candace Reimer, Conference Coordinator, at info@CertificationWatchConference.org, or toll free at (877) 273-5777. Or you can log onto the organizationís web site, www.CertificationWatchConference.org.

Banzhaf Leaves SAF
Executive Vice-President and CEO William H. Banzhaf will be leaving the Society of American Foresters (SAF) at the end of the year. On January 1, 2003, he will assume his new role as president of the Sustainable Forestry Board Inc. (SFB). "The last 14 years at SAF have been some of the most gratifying years of my career," says Banzhaf. "I thank all my friends at SAF for their support and in helping in my personal and professional growth. I look forward to keeping in touch and to working closely with SAF in its participation with key forest certification programs." The SAF Council, the Societyís governing body, will immediately begin to conduct a nationwide search for a new executive vice-president.

FRA Honors
In September the Forest Resources Association (FRA) recognized regional award winners. This year they included:

Jerry Bonagofsky, Safety Director, Washington Contract Loggers Association (WCLA), was the winner of the regional HH Jefferson Memorial Safety Award. Jerry performed over 150 safety and health audits in the field for WCLA logging members, assisted in instructing over 1,300 WCLA members in CPR and first aid, arranged for conducting over 240 hearing tests, and taught nearly 50 members in Pilot Car Driver Certification Training.
Larry Strawn, of Blue Ridge Forest Management in Redding, Calif., received the award for Western Division Outstanding Logger for 2002. Larry was praised not only for his forestry accomplishments, but also for his support of Redding youth, supporting the 4H and other farm activities, as well as sponsoring aspiring barrel racers and other contestants in the regionís rodeo circuits.
Allen Logging Company of Forks, Wash. was recognized as the Western Division 2002 Outstanding Chip Supplier. The company, in business since the 1950ís, delivers chips to three major pulp mills.

Californiaís Quincy Library Group (QLG) was awarded the regionís pro-forestry activism award for 2002. The group is a nationwide example of local citizens attempting to transform many different perspectives into a new way of managing their areaís forest resources. Bob Allen, a QLG member and Fiber Manager for Burney Forest Powers, accepted the award.

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