NELMA @ Vermont Loggers’ Expo

If you were a logger or portable sawmill owner, Essex Junction, Vermont was the place to be on May 11 & 12 at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo.  NELMA joined 175 other exhibitors scattered throughout the Champlain Valley Exposition that featured both indoor and outdoor displays along with live demos.  An estimated 5,000 individuals with direct ties to the forest industry attended this year’s Expo that alternates between Bangor, Maine and Essex Junction, Vermont each year.

NELMA’s purpose at the event is two-fold:  First, to expose the logging industry to the role that NELMA plays in the overall forest to market dynamic, and secondly, to promote the Association’s “Lumber & Timber Grading On-Demand” services that can be provided to small sawmills and timber-frame package manufacturers.

“This is NELMA’s one opportunity each year to showcase itself before the logging industry in the Northeast”, stated Jeff Easterling who staffed the exhibit.  “I always enjoy speaking with this audience to exchange information and learn more about what’s happening in the logging and portable sawmill world.”


Northeastern Loggers’ Expo Exhibit

NELMA continued its visibility before the northeastern logging and related forest industry audience with an exhibit at the NortheasternNE Logger Expo 2017 Forest Products Equipment Expo, sponsored by the Northeastern Loggers’ Association. The 2-day, 2017 event was held May 19 and 20 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The Expo is the largest display of forest products industry equipment and machinery in the northeastern U.S., with over 250 exhibitors that attract an estimated 7,000 visitors from both sides of the border.

New Exhibit2Matt Pomeroy, NELMA’s Director of Inspection Services, provided Association information to exhibit visitors, fielding a wide array of questions that included information regarding NELMA’s grading services, the recent acceptance of Norway Spruce logs for lumber manufacturing, and the Canadian lumber tariff issue.

“This event remains NELMA’s very best opportunity to educate the logging industry about the Association and our programs”, Matt reported. “We always seem to make meaningful and important industry connections at the show.”