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Into the woods: how the logging industry is courting millennials

23.08.2017
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Construction is booming - and yet loggers are facing a labor shortage. Can new technology attract young people to a life in the forest?On a steep slope just inland from Waldport, Oregon, a young forestry worker named Jared Foster is at the controls of a large machine called a forwarder. The machine, made by Finnish company Ponnse, looks like it was designed by Michael Bay. The front section contains a climate-controlled cabin, in which Foster sits, listening to a country music station as he works. The back features a large, articulated mechanical arm with a yellow claw, and a cage that can hold up to 20 metric tons of felled timber. The whole thing is tethered by a steel cable to a large stump at the top of the slope, to keep it from careening down the hill. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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