WWPA Annual Meeting


Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

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

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

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 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.



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