SWPA Annual Event

The Southeastern Wood Producers Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting took place on June 2 and 3 at the Jekyll Island Conference Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Mark your calendars and join SWPA supporters for fun, fellowship, and other exciting logging events. Our team is showcasing the latest equipment, supplies, services and technologies for wood fiber harvesting and transportation.

By request - SWPA can provide the List of Attendees at the 2017 SWPA Annual Meeting.

Jekyll Island Convention Center

Location: Jekyll Island Convention Center
Address:

75 N Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527


Our Keynote Speaker | Tony Iarocci

Anthony (Tony) Iarocci (B.E., PE)
President, Tigercat Industries Inc.

Tony Iarocci, PhotoTony Iarocci’s exposure to the forestry industry began in the mid 1960s as an engineering student working at Koehring-Waterous; a leading manufacturer of tree harvesting machinery, where he spent over twenty years in senior engineering and marketing positions. Mr. Iarocci progressed from project engineering to customer service and executive positions in sales, marketing and engineering management, leaving the company just before it was purchased by Timberjack (which was subsequently acquired by John Deere). Tony and CEO, Ken MacDonald then started Tigercat Industries Inc. in 1992 with Tony leading the growing business as President with primary involvement in engineering, product development and marketing. “From day one at Tigercat we adopted a strategy to build tough, reliable, productive machines aimed at reducing the cost of harvesting trees and this strategy continues to this day,” states Tony. Tigercat celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year with great pride in offering an extensive product line with over 18,000 units sold in over twenty countries around the world.

Tigercat specializes in the design and manufacture of tree harvesting systems and specialized machines for severe duty off road applications. Tigercat forestry systems deliver processed wood to roadside at the lowest cost per tonne. Learn more about innovative Tigercat harvesting systems and off road industrial products at www.tigercat.com.


Events

Thursday, June 1

  • 1:00 p.m. – Golf Tournament – Proceeds go to the Log a Load for Kids Foundation

Friday, June 2

  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Continuing Logger Education (Florida Master Logger Renewal/Georgia Master Timber Harvester credits)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Registration/Hospitality/Vendor Areas

Saturday, June 3

  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Registration/Hospitality/Vendor Areas
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – President’s Reception
  • 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Kids’ Night Out
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Annual Meeting Banquet

Accommodations

  • Holiday Inn Resorts – (912) 635-2211; Ask for SWPA Annual Meeting Rates
  • Villas By The Sea – (912) 635-2521; Ask for SWPA Annual Meeting Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – (912) 635-3733; Ask for SWPA Annual Meeting Rates
  • Beachview Club Hotel – (912) 635-2256
  • Days Inn & Suites – (912) 635-9800
  • Westin Jekyll Island – (912) 835-4545
  • Quality Inn & Suites – (912) 635-2202
  • Jekyll Realty Vacation Home Rentals – (912) 635-3301
  • Parker-Kaufman Vacation Home Rentals – (912) 635-2512
  • Jekyll Island Campground – (912) 635-3021
  • Jekyll Island Club Hotel Resort – (912) 635-2600

While Visiting Jekyll Island

  • Summer Waves Water Park – (912) 635-2074
  • Three Oaks Farms Horseback Riding – (912) 635-9500
  • Guided Segway Tours – (912) 635-9704
  • Jekyll Island Boat Tours – (912) 635-3152
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center – (912) 635-4444
  • Jekyll Island Museum Trolley Tours – (912) 635-4036
  • Mini Golf / Bike Rentals – (912) 635-2648
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club – (912) 635-2368
  • Jekyll Harbor Marina – (912) 635-3137
  • Jekyll Island Fishing Center – (912) 635-3556

Contact us today to request more information about our annual logging events. We proudly serve loggers and logging companies throughout the Southeastern United States.