OLC Success Bodes Well for PLC

Miles Hartwig with Timber Mechanized Solutions from Philomath power-washes log ends for an equipment display being set up Wednesday at the Lane Events Center in preparation for the 76th Logging Conference going on this week in Eugene. (Chris PIetsch/The Register-Guard)

Miles Hartwig with Timber Mechanized Solutions from Philomath power-washes log ends for an equipment display being set up Wednesday at the Lane Events Center in preparation for the 76th Logging Conference going on this week in Eugene. (Chris PIetsch/The Register-Guard)

The 2014 Oregon Logging Conference was a success on all fronts. The number of attendees was way up, as well as the number of vendors from last year.

The Register Guard reported that the high attendance numbers may be a sign that the industry is recovering from the recent recession. In fact, attendance was estimated at 25 percent higher than last year.

If this is the case, this bodes well for the upcoming Pacific Logging Congress event. Mark your calendar for September 25-27, 2014. It looks like it’s going to be a well-attended live woods show.

Oregon Logging Conference begins Thursday, Feb. 20

Oregon Logging Conference

Oregon Logging Conference

If you need an conference fix before the PLC Live in the Woods show, September 25-27, 2014, then head on down to Eugene Ore.

The Oregon Logging Conference, will be held February 20-22 at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Don’t miss your chance to:
• see hundreds of forest product exhibitors
• check out the latest equipment
• attend classes and seminars on timely topics
• network with other professionals
• Root on operators as they compete in the annual Log Loader Competition.
• enjoy social events, the annual dinner and auction, the Saw Dust Bowl, and the OLC breakfasts
• and more .

For more information, click HERE.

PLC Speaker Presentations Online

wrcdbg19The Pacific Logging Congress offers a great resource for industry professional — especially for this that missed the PLC 2013 convention. On their website are all the presentations from the conference.  Just click on any of the following.

• Jim Girvan – Protecting the Working Forest in BC
• Murray Hall – Sawmill Optimization Strategies
• Jardie Lauinger – Forestry WorkSight – JD Technology Solutions
• Tom Leeds – Log Yard Optimization Strategies
• Walter Matosivic – LEAN Optimization
• Steven Ross_- Important issues in Forestry Contracts
• Byrne – Business Finance

Enjoy!

Check out this Chainsaw

Australian V8 chainsaThe Pacific Logging Congress is about educating the current and future generations of loggers — that includes providing information on the various machinery out there.

To keep you abreast of the some of the unique chainsaw technology available, check out this Australian V8 chainsaw.

We’ll see you at the PLC live show, September 25-27, where you will have a chance to see a wide variety of machinery demonstrating at the Port Blakely Tree Farms.

Four Reasons to Attend the Pacific Logging Congress Show

Building roadsThe Pacific Logging Congress, 7th annual in the woods show, will be September 25-27 this year.

Here are three reasons why to put it on your calendar.

1. See Machines in Action
The PLC will be showcasing state-of-the-art forestry machines from around the world. You can see first hand if they will work for your operation, and discuss any questions with the  manufacturers at the show.

2. Network with industry professionals
When attending the PLC in the woods show, you’ll have access to hundred of industry professionals and colleagues. Take advantage of the time to share ideas, ask questions, or just catch up.

3. Learn a Few Things
Whether you are an exhibitor and an attendee, you can always learn something at a live show. In addition to learning more about new equipment, you can learn a little bit about your competitors to help you hone your operation.

harvesting4. Have Fun
Let’s face it. Live shows are fun — checking out machinery while surrounded by friends and peers.

Take out your calendar now and mark down PLC, September 25-27, 2014.