Enberg Logging Named Lake States Region Outstanding Logger
Forest Resources Association and STIHL honored Enberg Logging LLC of Motley, Minnesota as the Lake States Region Outstanding Logger at FRA’s Lake States Region (LSR) Annual Meeting in Stevens Point, WI on October 11. FRA LSR Chairman Jim Hoppe presented Rod Enberg, a plaque, a certificate for a new chainsaw and a $500 check from STIHL Incorporated recognizing the achievement.
Rod Enberg was very humble upon receiving the award and expressed his thanks to FRA and recognized his employees. “I cannot say enough about my crew,” Enberg said in accepting the Regional Logger of the Year. “Probably the most valuable thing you can do to be a successful logger is building a committed crew. For me, they are the guys that make this all work.”
“Minnesota is blessed with many outstanding loggers, and Rod Enberg is among the very best,” said Ray Higgins of the Minnesota Timber Producers Association. “He’s not only shown leadership as president of our organization and of the Minnesota Logger Education Program, but he’s also set an example of excellence in the woods, in working with private landowners and land managers, in his work in schools and school forests, and in working with policy makers in our state. Rod has spent a lifetime promoting forestry and logging in our state and I’m thrilled he’s receiving the recognition he deserves for his efforts.”
Rick Horton, with MN Forest Industries and the MN Sustainable Forestry Implementation Committee said, “Rod Enberg has spent his career managing MN forests for the many benefits they provide, he exemplifies everything that’s right about logging in the state.”
Tim O’Hara, FRA’s Vice President, Government Affairs and Manger, Lake States Region, said “Rod Enberg is well deserving of the Lake States Region Outstanding Logger of the Year recognition.” For more than 40 years Enberg Logging has helped landowners manage their forestlands to improve forest health, wildlife habitat, and generate revenue.” Enberg Logging will now compete for the National Logger of the Year Recognition.
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) represents the interests of nearly 350 organizations and businesses in the forest products industry. FRA members include forest landowners, suppliers, consuming mills, associated businesses, and state forestry associations. FRA has member representation in 49 states and 377 Congressional Districts.