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February 09, 2018

Buy Timber Forever! Online

Timber Forever! is now for sale online. A commemorative book that looks back over the TLA’s long and storied history using the TLA’s 40 presidents as the framework, it is part of the TLA’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Every TLA member company will receive one free copy of Timber Forever! However, if you would like additional copies or if you are not a TLA member, additional copies are available for purchase here.


Check out these teaser pages from the book:





January 26, 2018

TLA Elects New President from Campbell River

PRESS RELEASE

TLA Elects New President from Campbell River
 
January 26, 2018, Vancouver – Mike Richardson was elected President by the Truck Loggers Association membership at their AGM last week.
 
With 42 years of experience in the forest industry, Richardson will represent TLA member interests to both government and industry. He is currently a partner in Tsibass Construction Ltd., a stump-to-dump logging contactor based out of Campbell River. However, he spent 14 years of his career working for both a major licensee and a First Nations licensee. “I’ve worn a few different hats over the years and I believe there is common ground that can be reached so all parties can be successful,” said Richardson.
 
“The Contractor Sustainability Review must be our main advocacy focus in 2018,” said Richardson when asked about his focus as president. “The TLA has worked hard to have the Review happen and we look forward to working with government and industry to implement any recommendations that improve the lot of timber harvesting contractors in BC.”
 
Richardson has called Campbell River home for 37 years and that’s no surprise—Campbell River is the heartland of forestry on BC’s coast. “There are 100 TLA member companies based in Campbell River which is just over a fifth of our membership,” said Richardson. “I see people in the industry every time I leave my house—grocery store, golf course, boat ramp—Campbell River is full of people making their living in forestry.”
 
The TLA (Truck Loggers Association) represents 489 independent forest contractors and their suppliers operating in British Columbia. Our membership supports thousands of workers and, along with other independent contractors, accounts for close to 90 per cent of the trees harvested in BC. The TLA promotes a thriving, sustainable forest industry in BC. 
 
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For more information: Brenda Martin, Director of Communications, The Truck Loggers Association 
Cell: 604.339.7554 ◦ Email: brenda@tla.ca ◦ Twitter: @truckloggerBC ◦ Website: www.tla.ca
 

January 24, 2018

Social Media Contest Winner at TLA Convention 2018

Congratulations to Melissa Macadam of Pro-Fix Mobile Maintenance Ltd. in Campbell River! She won our social media contest at this year's convention and is now the proud owner of two Loggers' Dinner tickets for next year's convention. 


January 15, 2018

Social Media Contest at TLA Convention

Be sure to take part in the social media contest at the TLA 75th Convention & Trade Show this week! Post an exciting photo of the TLA Convention & Trade Show on social media and tag it with the hashtag #2018TLA.



January 11, 2018

TLA Year In Review

It's been a busy year for the the TLA with the Contractor Sustainabilty Review front and centre for most it. Find out everything the TLA has achieved for our members over our last fiscal year. 


January 09, 2018

Women in Forestry - Forestry Friendly Communities Video

The latest Forestry Friendly Communities video talk about how the gender balance is shifting in BC’s forest industry. “I’ve seen logging truck drivers, equipment operators, scalers, graders, and weighmasters. Women are not stopping at the desk, they’re going further.” – Debbie, Log Yard Manager
Hear why women are choosing forestry as a career. For more stories like this visit the Forestry Friendly Communities website or find them on Facebook.