Join us October 28-29, 2020

We are branching out this year to a virtual event for the health and safety of all our members, sponsors, and attendees. We’ll still provide the same quality information as well as some innovative networking experiences while utilizing technology to bring us together in this time.

The 106th TFA Annual Meeting will be virtual this year, and we are excited to offer something different. This two-day event has a lot to offer with training sessions and the Board of Directors meeting on the first day. On Day 2, we have a great line up of speakers and awards you won’t want to miss! Check out our speakers below or click here to see our full schedule.

Guest Speakers

Brad Southern

LP Building Solutions Chairman & CEO

Everything on the Line: COVID-19 Lessons from an Essential Manufacturer

 

As an essential industry, we’ve all had to be creative and agile to navigate this dual pandemic and recession. With no playbook for this crisis, every company has charted its own path to protect the health of employees while ensuring the operational health of the business. With everything “on the line,” some companies are thriving while others flounder. LP Building Solutions Chairman & CEO Brad Southern will share lessons learned as the 47-year-old building products company responds to the challenges and opportunities presented by the global pandemic.

Aaron Welch

Vice President of Southern Timberlands for Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Timberlands: Always Growing, Always Essential

Everything we do at Weyerhaeuser starts with our trees. And while COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to our industry, some things never change, including the value of our forests and the essential wood products we make from them. Aaron Welch, vice president of Southern Timberlands for Weyerhaeuser, will provide an overview of our operations, a closer look at our timberlands business across 11 southern states, and also some insights into how we continue to navigate the uncertainties of this pandemic as safely and effectively as possible.

John Esparza

President and CEO of Texas Trucking Association
and Executive Director of Southwest Movers Association

Lawsuit Reform Initiative and the Upcoming Texas Session

 

Rising insurance rates and unfair litigation techniques that are maximizing settlements and jury award in trucking lawsuits are driving companies out of business. Join TXTA President John Esparza as he talks how the industry is preparing for the upcoming legislative session and stopping lawsuit abuse in its tracks.

Tom Boggus

State Forester and director, Texas A&M Forest Service

Wrapping Up A Weird Year

It is time to kick 2020 to the side of the road and say “So long” to a very weird year.  There is no “new normal” where I stand – just some extraordinarily different stuff all crammed into one year. Let’s look back at some of the activities that happened during the year just before we send it on its way. Join me! 

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