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Tigercat Hosts ALC Summer Board Meeting

The American Loggers Council (ALC) recently held its Summer Board of Directors meeting at Tigercat Industries in Brantford, Ontario on July 29 – 30th.

ALC members arrived on Thursday afternoon and attended a welcome reception held at the Best Western Hotel & Convention Center. Tigercat Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken MacDonald, President Tony Iarocci, Sales Manager Kevin Selby and several others from Tigercat were on hand to welcome the group.

Friday was spent touring several manufacturing facilities including the 127,000 square foot facility in Paris, Ontario. The group walked through the assembly lines with Tigercat Vice Presidents and engineers who answered questions about the manufacturing processes and engineering of the machines.

Ken MacDonald lead the group through MacDonald Steel and then Tigercat graciously hosted a reception and dinner at the Brantford County Club for the group on Friday evening and provided transportation and meeting rooms for the ALC Board of Directors and other guests.

On Saturday, The ALC Board members met at the Best Western Hotel and Convention Center to discuss business and issues of the Council as well as the proposed strategic plan introduced by ALC President Ricard Schwab and the ALC Executive Committee. The Board adopted the proposal with an action plan to be developed and rolled out during the ALC Annual meeting on October 1, 2016 in Panama City, Florida.

Other items on the agenda included reports from the Legislative Committee, Communications Committee, Membership Committee and the Nominations Committee.

ALC President Richard Schwab thanked the members of Tigercat for not only hosting the meeting, but also for their hospitality throughout the two day event. “Tigercat was an excellent host and provided a great venue for our meeting. We not only appreciate their sponsorship and financial support for the American Loggers Council, but the opportunity to get to know them better and to build on our relationship with their organization.”

About American Loggers Council

The American Loggers Council is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization representing timber harvesting professionals in 31 states. For more information contact the American Loggers Council office at 409-625-0206 or visit their website at