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Dorian Uzzell, Wahkash Contracting

TLA Director
E-mail: duzzell@wahkashcontracting.com
Phone: 250.202.6146
Dorian Uzzell is an owner of Wahkash Contracting in partnership with Rob Moretto. The company does road building and logging and they have 75-90 employees depending on the season. While their head office is in Campbell River, they have remote camps in Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago and Bonanza Lake. 
 
Dorian is a third generation logger. His grandpa, Chick Uzzell, owned logging companies from 1950 until he retired in 1990. Dorian started out at a dryland sort and as he moved around in the early years, he took every opportunity to run equipment. He’s happy with his career choice. “Forestry will be here for the next generation,” said Dorian “It’s a renewable resource but it wasn’t always seen that way. In 1993, miserable old guys were convinced there was no future in it but they were wrong.” 
 

Tim Lloyd, Forestech Equipment

TLA Director, Membership Committee Chair
E-mail: tim@forestech.ca
Phone: 250.286.6200
For Tim Lloyd, being a Director of the TLA Board wasn’t so much a choice as it was an upholding of tradition. “The TLA and Forestech Equipment have been working together since I can remember,” said Tim. When Tim was in elementary school he remembers his grandparents coming to stay while his parents disappeared for four days to attend the TLA’s annual convention and trade show.

But Tim’s commitment to the TLA goes beyond tradition. Forestech Equipment is completely dedicated to serving the forest industry. “We live, eat and breathe forestry,” explains Tim. “Our TLA membership and my time spent being a TLA board member are ways Forestech gives back to our customers who support us.”
Simply speaking, Forestech Equipment offers a niche service, helping contractors monetize the value in their logging equipment. In other words, Tim specializes in the brokerage of pre-owned coastal forestry and forestry road building equipment. Based out of Campbell River, Forestech Equipment has sold approximately $20 million of equipment over the last five years and usually has over thirty machines for sale at any given time. He serves an area where the majority of TLA members operate: Vancouver Island and the central coast up to Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii and on the mainland—out to Hope, up to Pemberton and the Sunshine Coast. 

Founded by Tim’s dad, Jon Lloyd, in 1985, Forestech Equipment has maintained its success through highly personalized customer service, word-of-mouth and repeat business. However, since the internet came along they’ve always had a strong, cutting-edge website. “We’re in the process of upgrading our website again,” said Tim. “And these days we’re focusing on social media to help broaden our reach.” 

Interestingly, Tim didn’t originally plan to buy his Dad out and take over Forestech Equipment. He earned a tourism business administration degree from Capilano College, but he saw the opportunity that the forest industry offered and took up the reins of the family business, just like so many of the independent logging contractors in this province. While being here and there and everywhere to help his customers, Tim has served as a Director on the TLA Board for seven years.  Tim has a key role on the Board, chairing the Membership Committee, which works to recruit new members and make sure the TLA maintains its value proposition to existing members.