Finding ways to get out of the woods at the 2023 TLA convention

By Jennifer Ellson
Wood Business – Canadian Forest Industries
February 23, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The current challenges facing BC’s forest industry was the focus of this year’s Truck Loggers Association convention and trade show, which saw more than 1,000 delegates at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore Hotel from Jan. 18-20. “Firmly planted. Standing strong” was the theme for the 78th annual convention, which TLA executive director Bob Brash said was fitting given the current climate of the industry. …Keynote speaker Nikolas Badminton said this was the trickiest keynote he had to write so far, since the industry, and the world in general, have some of the biggest challenges right now. …“I don’t make predictions. I speculate,” he said. …When asked a question by event moderator Vaughn Palmer, Badminton said the industry needs to work hard to change that perception. “Machines do not put humans out of work,” he said. “Instead, we should think about what we can invest in to improve our businesses.”

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