Ohio family wins logger of the year

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COLUMBUS — Redoutey Logging, a family logging business based in Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award in recognition of excellence in environmentally-friendly harvesting practices, business operations, employee safety training and for community contributions.

The Redoutey’s recognition is the first time an Ohio logger has ever been selected the National Outstanding Logger of the Year. The winner is selected from the nation’s top loggers picked from several regions.

Awards

The Redoutey Family was named the Appalachian Regional Logger of the Year last fall, and before that, was named by the Ohio Forestry Association as Ohio’s Outstanding Logger of the Year.

The partners of Redoutey Logging include August, Ryan and Reg Redoutey and Aaron Daniel.

“The Redoutey family are leaders in promoting safe working practices, innovative logging techniques and in assuring the highest environmental standards,” said David Lytle, state forester and chief of the Ohio Division of Forestry.

Prizes

In addition to the National Logger of the Year plaque, the Redoutey Family received a $1,000 check from STIHL and one of the company’s chain saws.

The National Outstanding Logger of the Year is selected and awarded by the Forest Resources Association.

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