Logging Congress


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Thank you for joining us at the 68th Lake States Logging Congress in Escanaba, MI.  With new new show hours and a clasic U.P. venue, the 2013 Logging Congress was an overall success and featured 164 Outdoor Exhibition Booths and 148 Indoor Exhibition Booths.   Registered gate attendance came in at 8,900 for the two day event, an increase of over 9% from last year! 

Over 600 tickets were sold for the Kickoff event, which continued a strong reputation for good food, good networking, good drink, and a good time.  Attendees enjoyed prime ribs and other delicious dishes with a "Taste of Community" from the Delta Chamber of Commerce 

Thank you again to all exhibitors, sponsors and attendees who were able to support the 68th Annual Lake States Logging Congress & Equipment Expo.  The joint efforts of all who worked together make this event the yearly success that it is. We are looking forward to the event next year in Oshkosh and value your feedback and commitment to the Lake States Logging Congress!  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the event, please do not hesitate to contact Event Coordinator Aaron Nieman at aaron@newnorth.net or 715-282-5828.

We look forward to seeing you in Oshkosh, WI in September 5-6, 2014.


Aaron Nieman, Event Coordinator



The Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo is a 2-day expo that takes place during the Fall Season throughout the Lake States region of the United States.
September, 5-6, 2014

Oshkosh, WI

ing the  Loggin  The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association Presents:
Great Lake Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo
—An Annual Event For Over 65 Years

Over 200 indoor and outdoor exhibitors attend each year to showcase the best of the best when it comes to Log Splitters, Portable Sawmills, Compact Tractors & Logging Equipment, Implements, Chainsaw Carving, Wood/Pellet Stove Dealers and much, much more. The first expo, previously called Logging Congress, occurred on November 1 & 2, 1945 in Houghton, Michigan, and in 1948 the Congress began the practice of adding different locations to encourage greater exposure and participation. Now it its 68th year, the Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo events have been known to attract over 300 booth set-ups, 3,500 attendees daily, and cover 875,000 square feet.

Why Exhibit or Attend?

  • To display and promote all products used in the timber harvesting and construction industry.
  • To portray through demonstrations and exhibits the rapid change in technology created for wood products and the construction industry.
  • To demonstrate to visitors from around the world the importance of the forestry community in a global economy.
  • To enable the producer, trucker and sawmill the opportunity to analyze and compare, all at one location, the various products which are essential to the industry and their business.
  • To provide an opportunity for Association members and other industry leaders to exchange thoughts and ideas about all  phases of the timber and construction industry.
  • To publicize the fact that more work, more jobs, and more stable outlook for long range development and expansion is a direct reflection of the forest and construction industry.