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2018 Western Region Fall Meeting

Hotel RL
Olympia, Washington
Schedule of Events - (Pacific Time Zone)

Tuesday, September 18 - Activity Day

  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Wine Tasting
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Ice Breaker/Dinner (Port of Olympia)

Wednesday, September 19 - Technical Seminar (10:15 AM - 5:00 PM)

Transportation (10:15 AM - 12:00 PM) Moderated by Brad Markin, SUTCO

  • Jack Zaccardo (Retired, WA DNR) - Log Hauling Over the Years
  • Paul Gianotti (Weyerhaeuser) - Central Dispatch Successes
  • Len Faucher (Port of Olympia) - Innovations in Logging Logistics, a Port Perspective
  • Committee Summary with Action Items

Lunch (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Special Presentation (Live from New Zealand) (1:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

  • Jacob Kajavala (Kajavala Forest Limited) - Hiring People with Heart

Fiber Quality (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM) Moderated by Anthony Brocato, Swanson Bark

  • Brett Madron (Idaho Forest Group) - Sawmill Operations & Chip Quality
  • Mike Bonomo (Peterson Pacific) - Chip Quality in the Field
  • Bill Fuller (FRM Consulting) - Chip Quality Manual Revisions
  • Committee Summary with Action Items

Afternoon Break (3:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Forestry/Biomass/Environment (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM) Moderated by John Northey, Harbor Timber

  • Panel - Status of Biomass Markets
    • Bill Hermann (Hermann Brothers) - In-woods Chipping Operations
    • Tim Jopp (Jopp Fuel) - Urban Materials
    • Anthony Brocato (Swanson Bark) - Beauty Bark and Other Consumer Uses
    • Greg Frohn (Avista) - Consuming Mill Perspective
  • Committee Summary with Action Items

Awards Dinner (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Thursday, September 20 - General Session (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (Theme: "Western Supply Chain - Decidedly Different") Moderated by Bruce Brewer, Idaho Forest Group

  • George Geissler (Washington State Forester) - Goals for 2018 and Beyond
  • Roger Smith (RL Smith Logging, Inc.) - Adopt a High School Program
  • Panel - Changing Employment Techniques in the Region
    • Mike Burnett (Caterpillar) - Working Across Generations
    • Break (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    • Sherm Anderson (Sun Mountain Lumber) - Hiring Rehabilitated Inmates INVITED
    • Jacquelyn Earley (Sierra Pacific) and Chris Lunde (Port Blakely) - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job fair Takeaways

Lunch (12:00 PM)

 

 

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Contact Information: 
Main Contact:
Vickie Swanton
906.282.6752
vswanton@forestresources.org

Registration Contact:
Claire Gedde
202.296.3937
cgedde@forestresources.org


Please make checks payable to: 

FRA
1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 303
Washington, DC 20006