Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
2015 Madrona Avenue, Salem, OR

Welcome to the Associated Oregon Loggers

Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc. (AOL) is the statewide trade association representing some 1,000 member companies engaged in the harvest and sustainable forest management of Oregon’s 30 million acres of forestland. “Logger and Proud of It!”

Introduction to AOL

Recent News

50 Years Old And Growing Strong!

No, it is not my birthday…I wish! But your association will celebrate its 50th anniversary representing Oregon contract loggers on March 19, 2019. On that date in 1969, the association was first incorporated under the name of Cascade Loggers Association. The stated purposes of the association were:

  • To unite the independent loggers of counties covered by the geographic boundaries of Douglas, Lane, Linn, Benton, Lincoln, Deschutes and Klamath counties.
  • The general purpose was to foster, encourage, and conduct educational programs, and to improve and make more uniform the regulations and business of logging.
  • To attempt through various means to improve the public image of the logging industry on behalf of the independent logging membership.
  • To cooperate with other organizations or associations involved in general forest industries or the manufacture of forest products in promoting the general welfare of the forest industry.

These original articles of incorporation were amended approximately six months later to change the name to Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc. reflecting the state wide interests of the association. This change allowed for statewide membership of independent loggers and provided for associate memberships and sustaining memberships for forest landowners. Today, the membership is located in four geographically defined districts: Northwest, Mid-Valley, Southwest and Eastern. Each district is represented on the association’s Board of Directors by elected representatives.

A lot has changed and evolved over the past 50 years. We have over 1,000 members located throughout the State of Oregon. While most are family-owned contract logging companies, we also represent landowners, mills and companies associated with the forest products industry in our state. We have a strong army of volunteers who take time and resources away from their day to day businesses to work on behalf of the association. Our various committees provide the infrastructure for members to participate in the governance of the association. These include:

  • The Executive Committee that meets monthly to conduct the business affairs of your association.
  • The AOL Services Board of Directors that also meets monthly to oversee our for profit subsidiary that administers our insurance programs.
  • The Insurance Committee provides guidance for our worker compensation program, general lines, broad form and health insurance and property & casualty insurance.
  • The Oregon Professional Logger Program (OPL) committee that administers a professional standards program for forest operators/loggers continuing education.
  • A Political Action Committee (PAC) to support elected officials who support the interests of our industry.
  • The Training Committee maintains and improves the effectiveness of membership services, training programs and represents membership interests in OR-OSHA, and Fed-OSHA regulations.
  • The Public Relations/Communications Committee promotes positive public image for contract loggers and administers the association’s radio system.
  • The Scholarship Committee administers our scholarship program for college students studying for careers in the forest products industry.
  • Our Log A Load For Kids Committee raises money to benefit children in three Oregon Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
  • The Board of Directors is comprised of the Executive Committee members, District Representatives and Board members, and the Chairs of each of the operating committees.

We have come a long way over the past five decades in creating an effective organization to represent today’s loggers and pave the way for those who will take the reins moving forward. You should all be proud of your past accomplishments, but also excited and optimistic about our future.

Congratulations on AOL’s 50th birthday!!

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