Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Honolulu Forestry and Nursery

While in Hawaii we had three days of training with the city of Honolulu. 28 of the Forestry and Nursery department employees went through chain saw safety and felling class. The group did a super job cutting Hawaiian Mesquite trees. Tough cutting but all successful. - Tim

Hawaii Construction Career Days

We had the pleasure to attend the 2008 Hawaii Construction Career days held at the Honolulu Community College. This event was organized by industry and the Hawaii LTAP program. 1200 students from high schools attended the event to learn about job opportunities in construction. The students could drive about all equipment used in construction. We set up a little saw maintenance timed competition. The students loved it! - Tim

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sunbelt Expo 2008

Every year one of my favorite weeks takes us to south Georgia. Moultrie, GA is the home of one of the largest farm shows in the US. The Sunbelt Expo....

Sponsored by Husqvarna we do three chainsaw safety presentations a day and carve like crazy... eagles, bears, etc.... Oh MY!

This year the attendance seems a little low. Usually about 250k people attend the show. We were swamped anyway and a local dealer sold almost everything they brought.

It's a blast working with the southern US team from Husqvarna! Thanks for the opportunity! - Tim

Illinois Training

Illinois Locations.... We had a great week in Illinois sponsored by PDRMA. We began at Peoria Parks with their Forestry Crew. A great team of guy's! Spent the first day with just the crew and then had a demo the second day with about 20 of the Peoria Parks Personnel. We then went on to demos at Gilberts, Naperville and ended at Waukegan. Always great groups in PDRMA's area.