My Take

Straight from the print magazine, the editors use this column to provide deeper insights into features, provide editorial comments on current events, and maybe even ramble just a little bit. My Takes is your chance to peek into their minds.

Oregon Loggers Working To Find, Develop New Employees

Oregon Loggers Working To Find, Develop New Employees

Throughout three days of the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), the effort to reach young people and find new employees from all walks of life was a focus of the show. Of course, everyone loves to prop the little kids in an operator’s cab, but the OLC has refined their show’s outreach to focus primarily on high-school aged students who are soon to be making decisions on work and career choices…

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Beginnings

Beginnings

Way back in the 1940s my father was a local kid with smarts. Born into a farming family in Butler County, Ala., he grew up loving his family, the land, animals and hunting and fishing. He was even working his way into the timber industry: The folks running W.T. Smith Lumber in Chapman gave him a summer job learning to cruise and mark timber, and he planned to attend Auburn University and go into forestry…

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ALC Meeting Touts Group’s Growing Impact

ALC Meeting Touts Group’s Growing Impact

Special thanks go to the host group Associated Loggers-Idaho, Executive Director Shawn Keough and Idaho state group and national ALC President Tim Christopherson and everyone else involved for their hard work and hospitality in putting on a great event. The great fall weather can be a little harder to pull off but they definitely did. And Scott Dane, ALC executive vice president, put together a highly informative seminar and fun and significant banquet package…

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It’s Their Hearts: The People Of Seaway Timber Harvesting

It’s Their Hearts: The People Of Seaway Timber Harvesting

Sometimes being in business means finding problems to solve. Other times it means solving problems that are already there. Over 30 years ago when the Curran brothers, Pat, Lee and Time, started their logging business – aptly named Curran Logging – they thought they knew what to expect. Hard workers from basically birth, this bunch from upstate New York has never met a

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True Carbon Keepers Offer Real Solutions

True Carbon Keepers Offer Real Solutions

Looking back at the time spent in Oregon for the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) and several other stories, sunny weather was a great complement to the event, which is many times held under adverse weather conditions. Crowds thronged…

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