March 24–26, 2015 · Coeur d’Alene Resort · Idaho


The Small Log Conference is a leading forest products industry event for advancing the marketing and technologies in small log processing, wood to energy, wood exports, forest management, green building, and emerging markets. Sponsorship at Small Log gives your company a high profile with the industry’s best and an opportunity to fully engage industry thought-leaders with your products and services.

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Gold Sponsors

Rawlings Industrial - 2015 Small Log Conference Gold Sponsor

Rawlings Industrial, a longtime Small Log Conference supporter, is the foremost leading builder of sawmills, chip mills, planer mills, and pellet mills in the United States.

Rawlings Manufacturing -- 2015 Small Log Conference Gold Sponsor

Rawlings Manufacturing is also a longtime supporter of the Small Log Conference. The company makes wood hog/waste wood grinders with rotors that have the highest mass moment inertia in the industry, among other industry-leading qualities.

Waste to Wisdom -- 2015 Small Log Conference Gold Sponsor

Waste to Wisdom is a $5.88 million U.S. Department of Energy-funded project that is conducting innovative biomass research. Humboldt State University is the lead on the project and is working with 15 regional partners over the course of three years. Under the grant, a team of academics, industry partners and forestland managers led by HSU Forestry Professor Han-Sup Han will build on existing research on the conversion of forest residues into renewable fuel and other valuable bio-based products.

Silver Sponsors

Comact -- 2015 Small Log Conference Silver Sponsor

Comact, a North American leader in the design and manufacture of sawmill equipment for the lumber industry, returns as a sponsor and supporter of the Conference.

Pellet Fuels Institute -- 2015 Small Log Conference Silver Sponsor

The Pellet Fuels Institute is a North American trade association promoting energy independence through the efficient use of clean, renewable, densified biomass fuel. PFI is comprised of nearly 100 member companies including fuel manufacturers and equipment suppliers.

HewSaw -- 2015 Small Log Conference Silver Sponsor

HewSaw has been a valuable sponsor and supporter of the Small Log Conference since the beginning. HewSaw’s reputation as a leading manufacturer of sawing machines has spread far afield and the Finland-based company now has HewSaws in North America, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and South America. Each HewSaw production line model is an innovation based on 50 years of product development. The company has three strategically located offices and warehouses in North America. Attend the Small Log Conference industry tour and you can get an up-close look at the first HewSaw SL line in North America, newly installed at Idaho Forest Group’s Lewiston, Idaho mill.

Vaagen Brothers Lumber -- 2015 Small Log Conference Silver Sponsor

Vaagen Brothers Lumber has been a strong supporter of the Small Log Conference for many years, with Russ Vaagen serving on the conference planning committee several times. Vaagen employs 200 people in Stevens and Ponderay counties in eastern Washington. The company commissioned a high speed state-of–the-art planer mill in 2005 with optical grading (Finscan) technology. Vaagen currently produces dimension framing lumber with a focus on MSR (machine stress rated) lumber and stud lumber. MSR lumber ranges from grades of 1600 to 2850. At capacity VBL thins approximately 45,000 acres per year helping permanently sequester 500,000 tons of carbon, allowing for new growth to store more carbon while also significantly reducing the risks of forest fires. Products also include framing lumber for the Australian construction market; squares and rail road ties. Additional products include wood chips for pulp and paper manufacturing, bark for landscaping material and electricity production, sawdust for MDF, and planer shavings for wood pellets.

Bronze Sponsors

Ponsse -- 2015 Small Log Conference Bronze Sponsor

Ponsse is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, and its customer-oriented operations are still guided by the wishes and needs of forest machine entrepreneurs. Ponsse products cover the diverse requirements of efficient harvesting faced by machine entrepreneurs around the world.

USNR -- 2015 Small Log Conference Bronze Sponsor

USNR is no stranger to the Small Log Conference, having been a friend and supporter for many years. The company is a world leader in sawmill equipment supplies, from single machines to complete turnkey solutions for wood precessors in the plywood and panel, solid wood, and engineered wood sectors.

Plum Creek -- 2015 Small Log Conference Bronze Sponsor

Plum Creek is among the largest and most geographically diverse private landowners in the U.S. with approximately 6.8 million acres of timberlands in 19 states. Plum Creek’s forests provide premium logs, sawlogs, pulpwood and biomass. In addition, the company is committed to land conservation and its partnerships have conserved approximately 1.5 million acres across the nation.

Idaho Forest Group -- 2015 Small Log Conference Bronze Sponsor

Idaho Forest Group grows, harvests, manufactures and distributes this incredible, sustainable product called wood. Headquartered with solid family roots in Idaho, the company is now one of America’s largest lumber producers, with capacity for nearly 1 billion board feet per year and markets around the globe.