The agenda for the 2018 Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show is still being finalized, but a preliminary agenda is now available to view at www.intermountainlogging.org/agenda. Stay tuned for further updates regarding the 2018 conference!
Leading for Success
April 5—7, 2018
Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center Spokane Valley, Washington
It's time to start planning for the 2018 Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show.
Interested in exhibiting? Don't miss this opportunity to reach conference-goers comprised of purchasers, decision-makers, and industry representatives. Register your exhibit space now! Exhibitor registration closes March 15, 2018.
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Earn continuing education credits! Register now to attend. $125 per person if registered by March 31, 2018. $25 late fee applies after March 31.
We look forward to seeing you April 5—7 at the 80th annual Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show!
Questions? Contact our event coordinator.
Welcome to the 80th Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show
On behalf of my wife Joan and I, along with Board of Directors, we’d like to extend a warm invitation to you, your crew, and family to attend the 80th annual Intermountain Logging Conference (ILC) April 5–7, 2018 in Spokane, Washington.
Eighty (80) years of tradition and still going strong. The ILC was started in 1938; here’s a quick look back at history in that era. In 1938, the Caterpillar Tractor Company was only 13 years old after C.L. Best Company merges with Holt Tractor. The first Cat diesel was introduced, and the change from gray to Hi-way yellow was only 7 years earlier. Caterpillar introduced the D2 in 1938.
Only 11 years after Andreas Stihl of Stuttgart, Germany develops a portable gasoline powered chain saw. (Name sound familiar?)
Fair Labor Standards Act June 25, 1938, established a minimum wage, the 40-hour work week, and forbade child labor for all business engaged in interstate commerce. (Somehow this 40 hours work week still hasn’t caught up to our profession.)
ILC Vice President, Mark Boardman, has put together a program with something for everyone titled “Leading for Success.” With presentations from equipment dealers, resource professionals, and innovators from throughout the logging industry, I’m sure that you will find this program both informative and entertaining. Continuing education credits for the various state pro-logger programs will once again be available.
The ILC is a time to renew old friendships and build new ones. With that in mind, we’ve left plenty of time for socializing and networking.
Come join us Thursday–Sunday, April 5-7, 2018 in Spokane Valley. I look forward to seeing you there!
2018 ILC President
Welcome to the 79th Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show
On behalf of the board of directors, I’d like to extend a warm invitation to attend the 79th annual Intermountain Logging Conference. We’ve got a great show planned with equipment displays, vendor booths, and educational opportunities for all.
ILC Vice President, Scott Kuehn has put together a program with something for everyone titled “Times Changed, We’ve Changed.” With presentations from equipment dealers, resource professionals and innovators from throughout the logging industry, I’m sure that you will find this program both informative and entertaining. Continuing education credits for the various state pro-logger programs will once again be available.
The ILC is a time to renew old friendships and build new ones. With that in mind, we’ve left plenty of time for socializing and networking. Our Thursday night auction and barbeque dinner is always a hit.
Come join us April 5-7, 2017 in Spokane Valley. I look forward to seeing you there!
2017 ILC President
Warren Allen Gardner left his loved ones behind on September 22, 2016. Warren was born on June 25, 1924 in Outlook, WA to parents John Andrew Gardner and Annie Pearl Gardner (Giles). He was the eldest of six siblings. Warren was born in to a hard working logging family and at a young age provided the much needed support and leadership to the family business. These were the difficult times of the Great Depression and prewar years.
Warren is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Laura Vivian Gardner. Laura’s professional background as a retired Holy Family RN provided invaluable assistance during Warren’s recent decline in health. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Eileen Pfeiffer, brother James Gardner; children Allen (Lori) Gardner, Deanna (Ted) Fisher, Elizabeth Turner, Rita Gardner; step-children David (Jacque) Brown, Raymond (Janet) Brown, Patricia (Collin) Cary and Brenda (Ray) Barry. Currently Warren and Laura have a combined total of 41 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Warren is preceded in death by his parents John and Pearl, brothers Johnny (Leah) and Dale (Jackie), sisters Gertrude and Audrey, sister-in-law Judy (James) Gardner step-daughter Caroline Brown and daughter-in-law Nancy (Allen) Gardner.
Warren was passionate about many things. He was a self-taught pilot, machinist, wood worker, heavy equipment operator and designer/architect. His number one passion as a young man was to become a pilot. With his brothers, he built, crashed and re-built many model airplanes. These passions eventually lead Warren to buying and restoring antique airplanes. In 1953, Warren purchased a 1929 Golden Eagle Chief in shambles for one hundred dollars. He continued to upgrade and make improvements to stay current with evolving aviation standards. Warren owned the airplane for approximately thirty years and it is still flying today.
Warren returned to another one of his lifelong passions of metal working. With his machine work, he created precision scale model logging equipment. His productions have been displayed throughout the northwest at numerous fairs, museums and logging conventions.
Warren’s talents lead to lifelong friendships and memberships in the Experimental Aircraft Association, Antique Aircraft Association, Inland Empire Gas and Steam Buffs, Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club and the Intermountain Logging Conference, Inc.
To many who knew him, Warren was a brilliant craftsman and story teller. His sharp memory and detail to names, dates and places was legendary. He was affectionately named Smooth which described his extraordinary road building expertise. A couple of Warren’s mottos were “For a Smooth Road, Call Smooth” and “If you can describe it, I can do it!” Throughout the road of life, Warren developed lifelong friendships with innumerable individuals. Few people, young and old escaped the wit, humor and love of Warren.