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February 05, 2016

TLA Board for 2016

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Tim Lloyd — Forestech Equipment Ltd.
Brian Mulvihill — Finning (Canada)
Ted Beutler — Aggressive Timber Falling
George Lambert — T-Mar Industries
Clint Parcher — Coastland Wood Industries
Howie McKamey — Pilldolla Creek Contracting Ltd.
Dave McNaught  — Seaspray Log Scaling Ltd.
Carl Sweet  Inland Group
Mark Ponting  Ponting Logging & Grade Ltd.
Adam Wunderlich  Fall River Logging
Matt Wealick — Ch-ihl-kway-uhk Forestry Ltd.

Barry Simpson — Oceanview Forest Products Ltd.
Doug Sladey —  Sladey Timber Ltd.
Don Banasky — Dorman Timber Ltd. (Immediate Past President)
Jacqui Beban — Nootka Sound Timber (President)
Mike Richardson — Tsibass Construction Ltd. (Vice President)
David Elstone — Truck Loggers Association (Executive Director)
Adam Pruss  Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Find our more about our Board and how The Truck Loggers Association works in our About Us section

February 02, 2016

Press Release: TLA Response to Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

Press Release:
Great Bear Rainforest Agreement provides much needed industry certainty

February 2, 2016, Vancouver – The Truck Loggers Association congratulates Premier Christy Clark and Minster Steve Thomson on bringing the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order into being.
“I commend Premier Clark and Minister Thomson on this landmark agreement,” said David Elstone, RPF, TLA Executive Director. “Our members are the economic backbone on BC’s coastal communities and they appreciate the certainty this agreement achieves.”
The TLA represents 450 member companies—many small to medium-sized timber harvesting contractors—operating in BC’s 110 coastal communities. “A core belief of the TLA membership is that people who work in the forests should share in the prosperity,” said Elstone. “That’s why this agreement is so important.”
Maintaining a strong working forest also creates jobs in First Nations communities. “The TLA recognizes the rights and title of First Nations and we are working to build mutually beneficial partnerships,” said Elstone. “An agreement such as this one will allow the forest industry to continue to build those relationships.”
The TLA (Truck Loggers Association) represents over 450 independent forest contractors and their suppliers operating on the coast of British Columbia. Our membership supports thousands of workers and, along with other independent contractors, accounts for close to 90% of the trees harvested on the coast. The TLA promotes a thriving, sustainable coastal forest industry in BC.
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For more information: Brenda Martin, Director of Communications, The Truck Loggers Association
Phone: 604.684.4291 ◦ Cell: 604.339.7554 ◦ Fax: 604.684.7134 ◦ Email:
Twitter: @truckloggerBC ◦ Website:

January 11, 2016

Win a Gold Passport for the TLA's 2017 Convention & Trade Show

#2016TLA - Win a GOLD PASSPORT for next year!

Post an exciting photo of the TLA Convention & Trade Show on social media and tag photo with hashtag #2016TLA.
You’ll be entered to win a Gold Passport  to the 2017 TLA Convention & Trade Show valued at $1,165.

The contest period runs from Wednesday, January 13 until Friday, January 15, 2016 at midnight—anything relating to TLA Convention & Trade Show experience will suffice. Be creative, be fun, but keep it PG…

Be sure to tag us!

Twitter: @truckloggerbc
Instagram: @truckloggerbc
And remember, if you have your accounts locked down for privacy, you can post to the wall of the Truck Logger Association’s Facebook page.

The Fine Print:
1. Only Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms qualify.
2. The winner will be drawn at random from all selections.
3. Max of 5 entries per person.
4. Deadline to enter is Friday, January 15 at midnight.
5. Winner will be drawn and announced by Wednesday, January 20.
6. This prize package has no cash value.
7. A Gold Passport gives you access to most TLA Convention & Trade Show events.

January 08, 2016

Truck LoggerBC - Winter 2016 is Online Now!

The Winter 2016 issue of Truck LoggerBC is up!  There are now three ways to read the magazine online:

January 07, 2016

David Elstone in Canadian Forest Industries magazine

David Elstone, TLA Executive Director, gives his "view from the stump" in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Canadian Forest Industies magazine. Find out what's happen within BC's coastal forest industry, read the article here.

January 07, 2016

Annual Report 2014/2015 Online Now!

The TLA's Annual Report 2014/2015 is online now in the member-only section of our website. Are you a TLA member? Click here to login and read the report. (Paper copies will also be available at our AGM next week.)