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 70 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.

Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

U.P. State Fairgrounds, Escanaba, MI

September 10-12, 2020

Admission - $10 per person, valid for all 3 days of the show

Industry News

18 March, 2020

From the President's Desk

On January 29, 2020 the Roscommon Road Commission in conjunction with GLTPA held a pre-spring thaw educational meeting for loggers, truckers and various road commissions. The meeting was held at the Roscommon Road Commission in Prudenville Michigan. The primary focus was to gain knowledge and discuss the possibility of using a system called TIREBOSS which is a tire inflation system developed for use in soft ground conditions.

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18 March, 2020

GLTPA's Director's Notes

Why is tree “Pitch” called “Pitch”? Many of you know a former logger from Libby Montana by the name of Bruce Vincent. Bruce was recently on a radio program with our friends from Minnesota, Mr. Peter Wood and Mr. Scott Dane with Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers. Mr. Wood is a logger who is making a difference by educating the public on several topics with the use of radio.

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18 March, 2020

Michigan Legislative Update

Governor Whitmer released her proposed state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 on February 6. While the budget does not propose a gas tax increase, it comes right on the heels of action taken just the week before by the State Transportation Commission (STC) adopting her Rebuilding Michigan proposal, a $3.5 billion bonding program to fund road construction on state trunklines and highways.

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18 March, 2020

Wisconsin Legislative Update

Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz), late in the 2019-2020 Legislative session, introduced Assembly Bill 856, related to updates to the Managed Forest Law (MFL) Program.

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The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA)

Provides proven leadership in the Lake States Forest products industry for over 70 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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