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Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID

Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID


Master Lumbermen Honored at 2020 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2020, 09:57 AM by wwpa admin2
April 16, 2020

Four veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster on March 9 during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Quality Standards Director Pete Austin presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Austin noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 425 individuals receiving the award in the past 52 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Austin said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct four more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The four Master Lumbermen are:

Chris Lee Acheson (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Richard D. Fuller (PotlatchDeltic Corporation)
Brian E. Hawe (Georgia-Pacific Corporation)

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies. Nominations for the 2021 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2020. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Adams, 526 Media Group, Inc.)

From left to right: Ray Barbee (WWPA President), Richard Fuller (PotlatchDeltic), Brian Hawe (Georgia-Pacific), Jed Drennan (Idaho Forest Group), Chris Acheson (Idaho Forest Group), Pete Austin (WWPA Director of Quality Standards).

Safety Awards

In addition to the Master Lumberman Awards, three Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during the ceremonies. The Safety Awards were presented by WWPA Chairman Chuck Roady.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Roady said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2015-2019) in three categories based on mill size were presented.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Tillamook, OR
Interfor U.S. Inc. - Molalla, OR
Western Forest Products US LLC - Vancouver, WA

Best one-year safety records (2019) were recognized with the District Awards.

District 1: Interfor U.S. Inc. - Port Angeles, WA
District 2: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW, LLC. - Philomath, OR
District 3: Woodgrain Lumber - Pilot Rock, OR
District 4: Devil's Tower Forest Products - Hulett, WY
District 5: PotlatchDeltic Corporation - St. Maries, ID

Hi-Q Mill Awards

Each year WWPA identifies individual certified graders with high grading proficiency over a yearlong performance schedule and provides this information to participating mills. The Association recognizes that such achievements reflect a commitment the entire mill made to improve the quality of the lumber produced. This is the foundation for the WWPA Hi-Q Mill Awards. The 2019 Hi-Q Mills recognized at the meeting are listed below.

1. Stimson Lumber Company, Plummer, ID

2. Stimson Lumber Company, Tillamook, OR

3. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , St. Regis, MT

4. Willamina Lumber Co., Willamina, OR

5. Hampton Lumber, Randle, WA

6. Stimson Lumber Company, St. Maries, ID

7. Hampton Lumber, Morton, WA

8. Interfor U.S. Inc., Molalla, OR

9. Blanca Forestry Products, Inc., Blanca, CO

10. Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella, CA

11. Tillamook Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR

12. Boise Cascade Co., Kettle Falls, WA

13. PotlatchDeltic Corp, St. Maries, ID

14. Idaho Forest Group, LLC , Athol, ID