Oregon Logging Conference

Oregon Logging Conference

Today the 2012 Oregon Logging Conference is in full swing, beginning with a opening session breakfast sponsored by Caterpillar. Keynote speaker this year is Caterpillar’s William F. Springer.

At 8 am the equipment displays open and  at 9 am the outdoor chainsaw wood carving event begins and will continue until 4 pm.

Education
Today is Education Day and hundreds of grade school students will be touring the ground to be inspired and to learn more about the industry.

OLC display area

OLC outdoor display area

It isn’t just students who will be learning today. Industry professionals will be attending classes and obtaining professional credits. Today they will be attending Oregon State University program updates, covering such topics as technology, tires, and chainsaws.

Socializing
It doesn’t stop there. From 5 to 6:30 pm is the Sawdust Bowl, an annual tradition at the Oregon Logging Conference. Attendees come together and socialize at this hosted event. The entertainment this year is The Brewketts, sponsored by Peterson Pacific Corp.

The OLC continues Friday and Saturday, February 24-25. Don’t miss out. We’ll see you out the show.