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Expo Program

SCLC Presents the 69th Annual Forest Products & Construction Equipment Exposition
Shasta District Fairgrounds 1890 Briggs St. Anderson CA 96007

"Trees Logs Jobs" "For the Long Run"
February 8th, 9th & 10th 2018

The 2017 Expo is over!

Thanks to everyone who attended. You can review the program below for posterity.

Tuesday, February 6th

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Licensed Timber Operator Training Class (Day 1)

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This is the standard Licensed Timber Operators Training class provided by Cal Fire, which is typically offered three times a year in various locations. The class consists of two (2) eight-hour days. Attendance of both class sessions is mandatory. Class materials provided will be 3-hole punched. Please bring a binder in addition to writing utensils, highlighter’s, and post-it notes.

Class size limited to 35 students; registration fee is $35

To register contact:

Monte Adams, Executive Director, SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 or (530) 949-7176
Fax: (530) 222-1320 | Email: sclcexpo@att.net

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – “Fireline Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This safety training class will allow attendees to receive an “Interagency Emergency Equipment Operator Card” issued by Cal Fire and US Forest Service through the State Fire Marshalls Office. When properly equipped, persons with the “Vendor Card” can work on fires under Cal Fire or Forest Service command.

Instructor’s: Tom Fields, Fire Science Instructor with Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupation Program and Assistant Chief, Palo Cedro Fire Department. Gary Lyons, retired Battalion Chief, Cal Fire. Class size limited to 40 students.

Registration Fee $95 – Lunch provided

To register contact:

Monte Adams, Executive Director, SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 or (530) 949-7176
Fax: (530) 222-1320 | Email: sclcexpo@att.net

8 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – “Basic Wilderness First Aid”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo-Ono School House

This one day class will teach first aid with an emphasis on situations where trained medical providers are not easily available.It goes beyond basic first aid.Recommended for people who work or recreate in remote locations. Advance registration is required and there is a fee for the course.

Instructor Victor Ciardi will cover the following topics; Scene, Group, and Personal Safety; Patient Assessment; Hypothermia; Frostbite; Dressing for Survival; Going to High Altitude; Heat Illness; Water Disinfection; Wilderness Nutrition & Protecting your Food; Sunburn & Sun Protection; Lightning; Bugs, Snakes & Bears; Hazardous Plants; Medical Emergencies in the Wilderness; Wilderness Wound Care; Creative Bandaging ; Bone & Joint Injuries; Splinting - How to Improvise; Head & Spine Injuries: Assessment & Decision-making; Building Wilderness First Aid Kits; Some Basic Hands on Skills

Class size limited to 40 students; registration fee is $60

To register contact:

Monte Adams, Executive Director, SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 or (530) 949-7176
Fax: (530) 222-1320 | Email: sclcexpo@att.net

8 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

Wednesday, February 7th

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Licensed Timber Operator Training Class (Day 2)

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This is the second of two (2) eight-hour training days.

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – 38th Annual Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start (Check-In 8:00 a.m.)

Location: Gold Hills Golf Club, Redding, CA

Entry fee $75 – Lunch and Special prizes included. Entry deadline January 31, 2018, or first 120 paid entries.

Contact: Paul Violett (530) 675-2343 | Email: pviolett@soperwheeler.com

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Associated California Loggers presents: “Risk Management”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Sponsored by Associated California Loggers, and presented by ACL Safety Director, Don Milani. There are fees associated with this presentation: ACL Members $65, Non-Members $75

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

2 Units ACL Pro Logger CE Credit and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Media Logging Contest

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join local media celebrities as they compete for the coveted Logging Conference Trophy

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Associated California Loggers presents: First Aid/CPR

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds Fusaro Hall

Sponsored by Associated California Loggers and presented by ACL Safety Director, Don Milani. There are fees associated with this presentation: ACL Members $70, Non-Members $80

4 Units ACL Pro Logger Credit (for first-time Pro Loggers).No elective Pro Logger CE Units, but provides “Proof of CPR” for annual renewal as Pro Loggers.

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Logger’s Association of Northern California presents: First Aid/CPR

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo-Ono School House

There will be a $25 fee for those who wish to register but are not members of the Logging Association of Northern California.

Contact: LANC (530) 926-0771 email:

No elective Certified Logger CE Units, but provides “Proof of CPR” for annual renewal as LANC Certified Logger.

Thursday, February 8th

Thursday Morning Events

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Gin Fizz Breakfast – Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Bullwhackers TBD.

Join with your logging and construction industry friends to kick off the start of the Logging Conference.Breakfast, eye openers, memorials and awards will be featured.The Keynote speaker will be Joe Max Higgins Jr., Golden Triangle Development Link, a regional economic development organization representing Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties in the southeast US.Mr. Higgins specializes in environmental, planning, community and economic development services.He has completed more than 130 major community and economic development projects resulting in the creation of nearly 15,000 manufacturing jobs and over six billion dollars in industrial investments. He is known for his motto 2EQLAST.

1 Unit ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education Day – By Invitation Only

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds

Each year SCLC enlists the assistance volunteers which include Professional Forester’s, Logger’s, Resource Professional’s, Agency Staff, Scientists, Business Owner’s and Landowner’s. They host local and regional student’s and introduce them to Forest Management and the Forest Products Industry.

11:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

Thursday Afternoon Events

12:30 p.m. to Conclusion – Presidents Ax Throw

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

The competition is fierce as the Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference Past Presidents compete for the bull’s eye. Winner takes home the Mike Balcom Award!

1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – “USFS: New Chief – New Opportunities?”

Moderator: Clayton Code, Sierra Pacific Industries

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This year’s panel will feature presentations by Rich Gordon, President, California Forestry Association, Deputy Regional Forester Barnie Gyant, USFS, Region 5, and Deputy Director Helge Eng from Cal Fire and Mike Albrecht.The panel will discuss the challenges our industry is facing and some of the solutions they are working on.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, ax throwing, and choker-setting among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA

3:00 p.m. –4:30 p.m. Workshop – “Logger Education -Attracting and Keeping Young Loggers”

Moderator: Carol Perea, Anderson Union High School

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

The logging industry is facing the same shortage of skilled labor as many other industries.This panel will introduce local programs that are working to attract young workers as well as prepare them for the jobs operating today’s high-tech machinery.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schinnerer Insurance Services presents: “Driver Training and Safety”

presented by ACL Safety Director Don Milani.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

Sponsored by: Schinnerer Insurance Services,

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

3:00 p.m. to Conclusion – SCLC Board Meeting

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo Ono Schoolhouse

5:00 p.m. Exhibits Close

Thursday Evening Events

6:00 p.m. Presidents Reception and Vendor Dinner

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Friday, February 9th

Friday Morning Events

7:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Alumni Breakfasts

Humboldt State University Forestry Alumni Breakfast

Location: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1987 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA

Contact: Greg Kostick (530) 532-0621 or 515-2345

Cal Poly Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Breakfast

Location: Black Bear Diner, 2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA

Contact: Sarah Oldson (530) 251-3278 | Email: saraho@wmbeaty.com

7:30 to Conclusion – Cal Forester’s Alumni Breakfast

Location: Best Western Hilltop Inn/C.R. Gibbs, Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA

Contact: Don Beaty (530) 524-17933 | Email: donb@wmbeaty.com

Or Bob Rynearson (530) 524-0105

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Future Farmers of America Forestry Contest

Registration starts at 7:00a.m.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

High School Natural Resource Students from across northern California, participating in Future Farmers of America (FFA), compete in 8 to 10 contests that are judged to determine who has the best overall knowledge of Forestry skills.Through this process the students are introduced to Resource Professionals and obtain a better understanding of the Forest Products Industry.

9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

9:00 a.m. –10:30a.m. Logger’s Association of Northern California presents – “Logging Costs: If you don’t measure them, you Can’t Manage Them – Cost Estimating for Successful Bidding”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This workshop will be presented by Jim Ostrowski, Consulting Forester and educator.He will present basic logging cost estimating methods and help attendees to learn basic cost accounting approaches.The workshop goal is to help new and experience loggers learn methods to help control costs and be more competitive.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

10:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – World Strongest Logger Competition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Building D in the “Stock Barn”

Come see the “World’s Strongest Loggers” compete in events that will amaze you.

10:30 a.m. –12:0p.m. Disaster Recovery and Your Business – Insurance Claim Experts Offer Practical Solutions

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This workshop is presented by Paul Migdal, Esq., Principal of The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International which is the largest public insurance adjusting organization in the Western States.

With more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Paul is a recognized expert on the topics of disaster recovery, insurance, risk management, financial recovery, and claims. Paul has taught more than 167 continuing education classes to 2,950 business professionals in his seminars, where he shares valuable insights into disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Learn how you can protect your business, your equipment, and your income from a fire, earthquake, or other disaster. Licensed public adjusters are your advocate in a claim. They don’t sell insurance. They work for you, the public, not for the insurance company. Practical insurance claim strategies for any size business, and even your own home, are offered in clear language, with real-world examples, and with a sense of humor. Learn how to document what you own, before the claim. If you have something to lose, you have everything to gain from this informative and practical seminar, which includes handouts and a workbook for every participant.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

10:30 a.m. to Conclusion – Ladies Day Champagne Brunch

Location: Win-River Casino Hotel – Eagle Room, Redding, CA

Entertainment: TBA

Tickets for the luncheon are $30. Purchase tickets with your registration or on-line at sierracascadeexpo.com

Contact: Jerry Bryant (530) 524-4411 or 223-0587

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA

Friday Afternoon Events

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Cal Fire Forestry Update”

Moderator: Jared Tappero, Sierra Pacific Industries

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Cal Fire personnel will present updates on topics important to LTOs and RPFs.Come join us for updates, questions and comments on issues that affect the licensed operators and professionals in the state.

2 Units ACL Pro Logger/LANC Certified Logger Credit.

1:30 p.m.-2:15p.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

3:00 p.m. –4:30p.m. Workshop – “Steep Slope Tethered Logging”

Moderator: Jim Ostrowski, consulting forester

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Harvesting small timber on steep slopes has always been a challenge.Issues of safety, stand damage and high costs have prevented managing many of our steeper slopes.Tethering feller bunchers and skidding machines to dedicated winching machines or to anchors for equipment with on-board winches is a new technique for dealing with steep slopes.The panel will include presentations on how to use this new equipment and what some of the advantages and pit falls could be for your operation.Panelists are Jeff Wimer of Oregon State University, Bruce Skurdahl of Summit Attachment and Machinery, Frank Chandler of

C & C Logging and Matt Mattioda, of Miller Timber Services.

2 Units ACL Pro Logger/LANC Certified Logger Credit.

3:00 p.m. –4:30 p.m. Loggers Association of Northern California Presents: “Off Road Diesel Regulations, How They Impact You”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This discussion will give an overview of how the present regulations affect off-road equipment, with some insight into what we might expect in the future.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

5:00 p.m. Exhibits Close

Friday Evening Events

6:30 p.m. to Conclusion – Lumberjack Banquet & Education Auction – Doors open at 6:00

Location: Redding Convention Center, Redding, CA

You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Saturday, February 10th

Saturday Morning Events

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Truckers Seminar – Doors open at 6:30 a.m. – coffee, donuts, and breakfast burritos provided.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This year we are pleased to bring you an information packed meeting. We will have presentations on “ELB”, Elecric Log Books and answer your question on who will be required to use “ELB” and who will not.We will also have a presentation on the “Wave of the future” DISC BRAKES.

Sponsored by: Roberson and Sons Insurance Services, Inc. and Commercial Vehicle Permit and Registration Services, Inc.

Door prize tickets $5 – Winner receives two steer tires donated by Les Schwab Tires, South Market, Redding, CA.

Contact: Roger Vickers (530) 604-2095

3 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

8:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Past Presidents Breakfast: Hosted by Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference

Location: Win-River Hotel Casino – Eagle Room, Redding, CA

Buffet style breakfast will be provided courtesy of Sierra Cascade Logging Conference. Please pass the word, we encourage all Past Presidents and wives to attend.

9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Log Loader Skills Competition”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Infield

Test your log loading skills in the SCLC Log Loader Skills Competition.Shovel operators will compete for prizes in a John Deere 2154 Log Loader.Along with bragging rights, awards will be given for 1st through 5th place.

The event is sponsored by: Pape Machinery and Warner Enterprises.

To participate in this event, Loader Operators must be a SCLC “Member” and are required to be sponsored by a company, or be an owner/operator.

Contact: Gary Warner (530) 941-4655 or 241-4000 | Email: gwarnerinc1@sbcglobal.net

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Excavator Rodeo”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Infield

Can you dig it? Balance it? That is the question that contestants from far and wide will try to answer. Join us as we watch experienced excavator operators fight time and gravity to take home the prize money.Equipment available to competitors will include CAT, Case, John Deere, Komatsu, and Link Belt excavators. There is a $10 entry fee to participate.

1st Prize - $10002nd Prize - $5003rd Prize - $250

Event sponsored by: Eddie Axner Construction

Contact: Keith Foster (530) 941-7414 or 221-2103

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (if inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders

10:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – World Strongest Logger Competition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Building D in the “Stock Barn”

Come see the World’s Strongest Loggers compete in events that will amaze you.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others.

This Event Sponsored by: Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA who provided Stihl chain saws and safety gear.

Saturday Afternoon Events

2:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (if inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

3:00 p.m. Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference Gun Drawing

Drawing will be held at Shasta District Fairgrounds. Winner need not be present to win - $20 donation. Tickets for sale at Fairgrounds during the Equipment Expo.

This Year’s Drawing

First Place Winner - Four guns; Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport 223 rifle with a Red Dot Sight, Glock G21SF 45 ACP Pistol, Winchester model 70-300 Mag Rifle w/ Leupold Scope and a Benelli 12ga. x 3 /1/2" Mag SBE3 Shotgun.

Second Prize-$1000.00 Gift Certificate to Sportman's Warehouse


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