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 January, 2021

From the President's Desk

Happy 2021 everyone! First of all I would like to say what an honor it is to be the new President of GLTPA. I am proud to be a part of such a great association that works tirelessly for our forest products industry. Also, I would like to acknowledge our past President Bruce “Sparky” Enstrom for a Job well done.

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5 January, 2021

GLTPA's Director's Notes

Greetings, Partner is a word often used to describe relationships between government agencies and associations such as GLTPA. I wonder though, if the meaning of the word is truly understood or if it is simply a buzz word like “sustainability.” Thinking back a few months about the marketing work being done by the “Real Hardwood Promotion Coalition,” the research showed that while many people use the word “sustainable”, they do not know what it means.

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5 January, 2021

Product Showcase

StumpGeek - Software for Loggers & Truckers. “There will always be a job for the man that is willing to work really hard for not a lot of money.” This is something I heard my dad say. It was 35 years ago when I first started paying attention to what was going on in the Timber Industry, I was a young man with a chain saw and a dream.

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5 January, 2021

Feature Article

Remembering Thomas (Tom) Allen Casperson - After a lifetime of faithful service, Thomas (Tom) Allen Casperson was called home on November 29, 2020, by the Lord he loyally served. Surrounded by the family Tom cherished, this ended a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with lung cancer that saw him reflect the Glory of God throughout its trials.

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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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