Industry News

December 30, 2011
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road. The new rule by the...
December 21, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that gray wolf populations in the Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is...
December 19, 2011
Hemphill, Texas (December 12, 2011) – Today, the American Loggers Council (ALC) introduces a newly redesigned website. Americanloggers.org aims to better support the organization’s mission to serve as a unified voice for professional...
December 13, 2011
The Great Lakes Timber Professional Association (GLTPA) and Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance (FISTA) have teamed up with Discover Mediaworks to develop a television program to educate a varied youth audience about the benefits of...
December 12, 2011
Schienebeck (standing) at the 2011 National Forest Conference in Rhinelander, WI Henry Schienebeck, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Timber Professional Association (GLTPA), was recently appointed Chairman of the Governor’s...
December 8, 2011
  MOSINEE, Wis., Dec 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wausau Paper announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the sale of its premium Print & Color brands -- including Astrobrights(R), Astroparche(R) and the Royal family of...
December 2, 2011
Madison – A ceremony at noon on Friday, December 2, 2011 in the rotunda of the state capitol will celebrate the“Gift of the Tree.” The 36-foot tall balsam fir tree decorating the rotunda is a gift to the people of Wisconsinfrom the...
November 30, 2011
The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) announces its intent to solicit proposals from universities, public sector, and non-profit institutions for projects that will expand markets for energy and fuel derived from Michigan biomass resources, and/or...
November 29, 2011
MADISON--With their son, SPC John R. Kopp, 11th Brigade Air Defense Artillery, stationed in Bahrain and facing his first Christmas away from home, Wisconsin Christmas tree growers Nancy and Tim Kopp decided to brighten his holidays with a real tree...
November 21, 2011
By: Emily Kram, Superior Telegram Snowflakes drifted to the ground Wednesday afternoon as Max Erickson quickly sawed through branches of a balsam fir. Max Erickson moves a Balsam Fir limb that will go as filler for the Christmas Tree at the...