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 9-11, 2021

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

Industry News

5 April, 2021

From the President's Desk

As we logging contractors make the final push to get loads of wood to various mills, we have seen a warm up in temperatures. Temperatures have been about 15 degrees above normal. With that, as you could expect, our counties have put their weight restrictions on a bit early.

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5 April, 2021

GLTPA's Director's Notes

Greetings, Is help really on the way? Another so-called COVID Relief bill has passed through Congress and signed by President Biden in early March 2021. Meanwhile, the loggers and log truckers have yet to see one penny of the $200 million included in the December Covid Relief legislation. As of the writing of this article it is with great disappointment I report there is still no sign as to when this money will be available.

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5 April, 2021

Product Showcase

Olofsfors Discover our New 3/4" Harvester Bar: BLUE LINE VYKING. A Historic Game Changer in the Forest. Introducing our most powerful 3/4" bar to date, the new Vyking series can handle any and all conditions. Featuring an advanced metal alloy, HD power tip for optimal performance and lifetime, and revolutionary endurance rails with 60' rail angle.

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5 April, 2021

Feature Article

There’s More To Panels Than OSB And Plywood. When people think of wood-based panel products, plywood and oriented-strand board (OSB) usually come to mind. There are, however, a vast array of panel products — whose primary building block is wood — that do not fall under the auspices of plywood or OSB. Before we explore those, it’s important to understand the distinction between “structural” panels and “non-structural” panels.

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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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