Women at the Oregon Logging Conference

EUGENE, Ore. — It might seem like a male-dominant industry, but some women are taking center stage at this year’s logging conference in Eugene. Dawn Malchow is the sales manager for Mobile Manufacturing in Troutdale, just outside of Portland. She says there aren’t as many women as there are men at the conference, but women … Continue reading »

Oregon Logging Conference Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Logging Conference kicked off Thursday, and it’s catering to the next generation of loggers. The conference is the largest equipment show west of the Mississippi. Local students had the chance to take a tour at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Kids got to learn about everything from what it takes to … Continue reading »

Log Loaders Compete at Conference

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Logging Conference is under way at the Lane Events Center, and the big excitement Friday surrounded the annual log loading competition. During the competition, participants had to stack nine logs into three pillars of three. The competition didn’t just bring experienced log loaders. For one competitor, the two-minute warm-up was … Continue reading »

Oregon Logging Conference Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Logging Conference opened its 75th year with a positive outlook and an address by Congressman Peter DeFazio. OLC organizers say things are looking up in the industry, but the road moving forward is not a clear straight-away. DeFazio says he working on a partial solution, but it’s going to require … Continue reading »

Crews Set Up Oregon Logging Conference

EUGENE, Ore. — All hands are on deck for the 2013 Oregon Logging Conference. Manufacturers started moving in Tuesday at the Lane County Fairgrounds for the annual event. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the conference that showcases the latest technology in logging equipment. The manager of Papé Machinery says it takes several months … Continue reading »