Forest2Market’s Pete Stewart Wins Staff Award at Forest Resources Association’s 2010 Annual Meeting

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The Forest Resources Association (FRA) recognizes Pete Stewart of Forest2Market for his support of the organization.

Associations like ours have limited staffs and resources. As a result, we rely on our members to assist us. Stewart did this over and over again in the last year.

Forest2Market’s President and CEO, Pete Stewart, received the Staff Award at the Forest Resources Association’s 2010 Annual Meeting for his support of the organization and its goals.

According to FRA President Richard Lewis, the Staff Award recognizes a member who has stepped in beyond the call of duty to make the FRA a more effective organization, generally by filling a need the staff is not equipped to fill. “Associations like ours have limited staffs and resources. As a result, we rely on our members to assist us. Stewart did this over and over again in the last year.”

Among the services Stewart was recognized for were his continual offers to put Forest2Market’s capabilities behind the FRA, including an offer to keep the Western statistics program running during a staff transition. In addition, Stewart was involved in discussions about the emerging biomass issue. FRA Director of Communications Neil Ward observed, “Pete not only helped us clarify conflicts, but he also helped us move beyond the easy dogmas toward a more nuanced understanding of what biomass will mean for the industry.”

“The only thing that is greater than my appreciation to the staff of the FRA for this award,” said Stewart, “is my surprise at winning it. I belong to and work with the FRA because we have a common mission, the long-term productivity and sustainability of our forests and forest products industries. I look forward to working with the FRA and its experienced and tireless staff for many, many years.”

In presenting the award, Lewis thanked Stewart for actively participating in FRA’s policy deliberations and committee meetings, where he “offers counsel, advice, money and assistance with project-related work.”

The FRA Staff Award was created in 2005. Past recipients include John Manz of Weyerhaeuser, Gary Reeve of Ponderay Newsprint, Steve Brown of Glatfelter, Hinton Davis of Davis-Garvin Companies, and Dick Carmical of Price Industries.

About the Forest Resources Association
The Forest Resources Association Inc. is a nonprofit trade association concerned with the safe, efficient, and sustainable harvest of forest products and their transport from woods to mill. FRA represents wood consumers, independent logging contractors, wood dealers, and landowners, as well as businesses providing products and services to the forest resource-based industries.

About Forest2Market
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Forest2Market provides supply chain expertise, from the forest to the market. Serving forestry, wood products, pulp and paper, lumber and bioenergy companies, Forest2Market offers timber, log, wood fiber, wood fuel and lumber pricing, as well as benchmarks, forecasts and resource availability and price studies. Forest2Market provides customers with sound data and information to meet critical business needs. For more information, visit

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Suz-Anne Kinney
(704) 540-1440 ext. 21


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