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Posted By Gayla Fleming, Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Forest Markets Weekly Newsletters
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Markets Committee releases a Weekly Newsletter full of all things Forestry and Forest Products Industry related. Each week’s newsletter has articles about: Forest Markets, Housing, Working Forests, New Products and Technology, and Renewable Energy. This week’s newsletter contains a very interesting article on a breakthrough biomass fuel.

Ohio Tree Farmers Named National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year
It is with much pride that we report that last week, the American Forest Foundation named Ohio’s 2017 Tree Farmers of the Year, Randy and Koral Clum, as the 2018 National Tree Farmers of the Year. Randy and Koral become only Ohio’s 2nd National Tree Farmers of the Year winner, following John V. and Mary Schmidt nearly 30 years ago, when they were given this prestigious award in 1989. CONGRATULATIONS RANDY & KORAL! See the official announcement and details. 

Glatfelter Completes Sale of Chillicothe Mill
Is Now Pixelle Specialty Solutions – Glatfelter announced on Oct. 31, 2018 that it had completed the sale of its specialty papers business unit to Lindsay Goldberg. This unit, which includes paper mills in Chillicothe, OH and Spring Grove, PA, along with woodyard operations in Delmar, MD, Fremont, OH, and Washington, WV, and a converting operation in Fremont, OH, has been rebranded as Pixelle Specialty Solutions. See the official announcement on BusinessWire.

Welcome New OFA Members!
The Ohio Forestry Association would like to welcome the following new association members that came on board in October. New Members, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or anyone else at OFA to let us know if we are meeting your needs and expectations.


  • Robert Kapper of Dalton, Ohio
  • Roseanne Hoelzle of Swanton, Ohio
  •  Daniel Nieman of Columbus, Ohio


  • John Jefferson of Jefferson Logging from Crown City, Ohio
  • Leroy Yoder of Center Ridge Logging from Fresno, Ohio
  • Andy Rodgers of CCR Trucking from Bainbridge, Ohio

Primary Manufacturers

  • Glenda House  of Frank E Wilson Lumber from Elkins, WV

Service Firms

  • Laura Schaeffer of HAPCAP from Glouster, Ohio
  • Adam Staley of Clear Fork Valley Schools from Bellville, Ohio

EPA, USDA, DoE Advise Congress on their Support for Biomass Energy
On, Nov. 1, 2018 the heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy outlined their efforts to advance the use of forest and forest product biomass as an energy source, and to meet the directives laid out in HR. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018, in a letter to the leaders of the Congressional Appropriations Committees. See this 4-page letter, signed by Andrew Wheeler, Sonny Perdue, and Rick Perry here.

Muskingum River Woodlands Interest Group (MRWIG) Newsletter
MRWIG has distributed their September/October 2018 newsletter. Read it to see their upcoming schedule and other news, which includes a recap of their September Field Day and a letter from a Camp Canopy student.

Southeast Ohio Summit Scheduled to Address Littering
Apparently it’s not just the back roads around my house where people dump anything and everything from their homes. Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful has announced that the Ohio Department of Transportation will host the Southeast Ohio Litter Summit at the Ohio University Inn from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.14, 2018. See all the details in the news release from the Wayne National Forest Headquarters.

Dubai Woodshow – Your Gateway to the MENA Region
The following information is from the Woodshow Global Organizing Committee for the 14th edition of Dubai WoodShow that will take place from 12 – 14 March, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. I do not have a copy of the show brochure, but the information on the show can be found here

The upcoming edition promises to be one of the most resourceful platforms for both buyers and sellers from the wood, furniture and woodworking machinery sectors.300+ Regional & International companies from 42 different countries, Serious and quality visitors from more than 100 countries are expected to attend the show, which includes Middle East and Africa region prominently and from other parts of the world as well which makes Dubai WoodShow a truly international exhibition.

The show is already on its journey that will create lots of business opportunities leading to Expo 2020 that will take place in Dubai, UAE. The amount of construction taking place in the GCC region has given a boom to the wood and woodworking machinery industry in the region.

Dubai WoodShow - Your Gateway to the MENA region.

  • Access to more than 10,000 quality trade professionals from the MENA region and Beyond to promote and display your latest products and services.
  • Connect with key visitors from the wood industry having purchasing authority.
  • Learn about latest industry trends, technologies and products at display by interacting with industry experts.
  • Get special brand recognition and promotion through an intense regional and international marketing campaign

Kindly let us know your preferred size and type of stand that would suit your requirements and we shall share the best possible locations on the floor plan.

Looking forward to your quick and positive reply.

Rahma Hajjari
Business Development Manager
WoodShow Global
P.O. Box 10161, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
M: + 971 56 403 4042
T:   + 971 4 3232 392

Got Beech Logs?
Someone Wants Them! – Smart Wood Group, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of food grade wooden sticks (think popsicle sticks or ice cream spoons), is looking for Beech logs for their Corbin, KY plant. See the presentation about their company, with their Wood Specs on Page 9. Contact Patricia Philpot at: 606-656-1091. See their company website for more information

Upcoming Events

  • A Day In The Woods – Woodland Wildlife Habitat – Friday, Nov.9, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, McArthur, Ohio
  • PVLC Meeting – Monday, Nov. 12, 7:00 PM, Bainbridge, Ohio
  • SOLC Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:00 PM, Lucasville, Ohio
  • MVLC Meeting – Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:00 PM, McConnelsville, Ohio
  • OFA Executive Committee Meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:00 AM, Zanesville, Ohio
  • OFA Board Meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1:00 PM, Zanesville, Ohio
  • Logging Standards Council Meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:00 PM, Zanesville, Ohio
  • SVLC Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 PM, Bergholz, Ohio
  • Ohio Tree Farm Committee Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 15, 10:00 AM, Columbus, Ohio

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