ILA members are your neighbours in communities from the Southern Interior to Princeton and the East Kootenays to Williams Lake. Our association’s strong and influential voice in the forest industry represents independent loggers’ interests throughout this region.
We work to keep the timber harvesting industry thriving, promoting the benefits of a robust and sustainable industry, raising awareness and educating our youth about the importance of forestry and ensuring our members continue to be a strong economic force in the province.
Through our solid alliance with other forest sector organizations, the ILA has contributed to the growth and cultivation of a healthy, sustainable and vibrant forest resource in British Columbia that will support our communities, families and economy today and always.
BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association
Canadian Women in Timber
Canadian Wood Council
Council of Forest Industries
Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association
North West Loggers Associatio
The Truck Loggers Association
Western Fallers Association
Western Professional Trucker's Association
Western Silviculture Contractors' Association
Education and Training
BC Forest Safety Council Training Programs
Blue Lake Forest Education Society
British Columbia Student Assistance Program
IHE School for Heavy Equipment Operator
Mountain Transport Institute Ltd. - Professional Truck Driver Training
Silver Lake Forest Education Society
Thompson Rivers University
Wayne Lintott, General Manager
Nancy Hesketh, Administration
Lee Callow, Allied Systems Company, Lake Country
Guido Claudepierre, Ritchie Bros., Kamloops
Dennis Cook, Dennis Cook Holdings Ltd, Princeton
John Drayton, Gibraltar Law Group, Kamloops
Randy Durante, Alkam Holdings Ltd, Kamloops
Matt Edmondson, M. Edmondson Contracting, Savona
Frank Etchart, Nadina Logging Ltd, Merritt
Len Gudeit, Gudeit Bros. Contracting Ltd, Lumby
Chairman: Reid Hedlund, Mid-Boundary Contracting Ltd, Midway
Scott Horovatin, Horovatin Enterprises Ltd., Kelowna
Jeff Kineshanko, Kineshanko Logging Ltd, Lumby
Tim Menning, Hytest Timber, Williams Lake
Randy Spence, R. Spence Contracting Ltd, Kamloops
Hedley Larsen, Capri Insurance, Vernon
Bill McDonald, Big Mac Trucking Ltd, Tappen
Ron Volansky, R & A Logging Ltd. Nakusp
Shane Garner, Hartwood Holdings Ltd. Prince George
Logging has been a mainstay of the provincial economy for more than a century. Interior Logging Association members make a substantial contribution to this economy through their business activities, providing high paying jobs in communities throughout the southern Interior region and enhancing our quality of life.
The ILA works with the provincial and municipal governments to ensure our members' interests are recognized in policy and regulations that impact our industry, our businesses and the communities we live and work in.
The association works with the BC Forest Safety Council to ensure our members are operating to the highest standards of safety and their workers come home well to their families each and every day.
Committed to growing a thriving and sustainable industry, the ILA is a strong supporter of education and training programs that help prepare the next generation of forestry workers for the greenest workforce in our province.
The ILA is the voice of the timber harvesting sector in the southern Interior region.