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SFPA Welcomes New Member

SFPA welcomes HUB Industrial Supply of Lake City, Florida, as a new Associate member.  Established in 1990, HUB Industrial Supply provides consumable products commonly used in the forest products industry. Some of the commodities supplied are saw blades, fasteners, safety supplies and paints.

Sam Lacey is the company’s national accounts manager and will represent HUB Industrial Supply with SFPA. Contact him at 800/743-9401, or send an e-mail to sam@hubindustrial.com. To learn more about HUB Industrial Supply, visit www.hubindustrial.com.

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Collier Journalism Award Announced

The memory of SFPA’s John Collier lives on. Timothy Schuler is the recipient of the 2017 John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism, presented by the Forest History Society (FHS). Mr. Schuler’s article, “Searching for a Sign” appeared in the November 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture.

In his letter of recognition to the author, FHS President Steven Anderson explained: “This award recognizes the author of the best article or series of articles published in newspapers, trade press publications, or general circulation magazines in forest and conservation history.” Mr. Schuler receives a $1,000 prize and a plaque.

The winning article was among eleven submissions this year. SFPA’s Richard Wallace, vice president of communications, served as one of three judges. Selecting Timothy’s article for first place, Richard noted: “Here’s an amazing story of ‘old Indian trail trees’ that provided landmarks and bearings to Native Americans.

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EXPO 2017 Approaching a Sellout

With only four exhibit spots remaining, SFPA’s 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2017 – is virtually a sellout. The three-day event will fill Building A, Exhibit Halls A2 & A3 of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, June 14-16.

“A late surge in exhibit space sales has filled the hall with more than 170 exhibitors, ready to showcase the latest machinery and technology,” noted exposition director Eric Gee. “Among exhibitors, we are proud to welcome 29 first-time exhibitors to the show floor, including companies that have not participated in the last 10 years,” he added.

Click here to register to attend. On Wednesday, June 14, the INNOTECH program offers a full agenda of educational opportunities. For a complete list of all exhibitors, download the show’s app; search FOREST EXPO.

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