About The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association

The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) has provided proven leadership in the Lake States Forest products industry for over 75 years. GLTPA is a non-profit organization proud to represent members in Michigan and Wisconsin and is committed to leading Forest Products Industry in sustainable forest management.

 

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Contact GLTPA at 715-304-2861 to Pre-Register for the EXPO!

Or email: info@gltpa.org

Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

Resch Center Complex, Green Bay, WI

September 5-7, 2024

Industry News

5 February 2024

From the President's Desk

Recently, news articles have indicated that some large companies are backing away from their declarations of the Environmental Social Guidance (ESG) movement, which they committed to a few years ago. When this news came out, I was naïve enough to think that ESG would die on the vine and eventually be out of our lives in upcoming years. Truth be told, it is going to intensify.

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5 February 2024

GLTPA's Director's Notes

Today's Realities Greetings, Most folks do not like change, and it doesn’t matter if it is on a personal, local, state, national, or global level, change is constant. With computers and minicomputers called cell phones, change happens at the speed of thought. Change is change and it can be embraced or denied. Change can sometimes be guided with comments such as those submitted for the old growth and mature issue.

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5 February 2024

New Rules on Independent Contractors Could Affect Trucking's Owner-Operator Model

Is that truck driver an employee or an owner-operator? The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule on determining independent contractor status outlines six factors to be analyzed in a multi-factor approach to defining whether a worker is an employee or IC. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on Jan. 10, the DOL changed its Wage and Hour Division regulations on determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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5 February 2024

Wildlife: Endangered vs. Thriving

Woodpeckers – Common to Rare By Gary Zimmer, Certified Wildlife Biologist. In general, woodpeckers are present throughout the Upper Great Lakes Region for a number of reasons; most notably the vast forest resources present that address most of their daily needs. Below is one person’s (mine) ranking of the most common woodpeckers in this region to those that are considered rare and seldom seen.

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The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA)

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