Two More Reasons You Can't Miss MSFES 2010

#1) The Swamp Logger Will Be There - So Should You!

Bobby GoodsonBobby Goodson, the star of the Discovery Channel’s Swamp Loggers television series, is scheduled to appear at the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show courtesy of Tigercat. Hatton-Brown Publishers, the show’s advertising partner, featured a timely article about the North Carolina contractor, Goodson’s All-Terrain Logging Company, in the July 2008 issue of Southern Loggin’ Times. This put Los Angeles based Pilgrim Films on the trail of Bobby Goodson, and a star was born. Goodson attributes the success of his company to his crew, and as a fourth-generation logger now reaching a global audience, he hopes to show the public that he is not destroying the forest but is rather a responsible steward of the land. Goodson is a user of Tigercat equipment and will be at the company’s exhibit on Saturday morning to sign autographs and to discuss his “second career” and how he and his crew have adjusted to the newfound celebrity.

#2) New Markets - New Opportunities!

RenewablesAt a press conference on Thursday, August 26, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced that KiOR, a biofuels company headquartered in Pasadena, Texas, is locating five biofuel production facilities in Mississippi. The first plant will be located in Columbus, just 40 miles from the permanent site of the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show. In total, KiOR will be investing more than $500 million in its Mississippi facilities and has committed to create at least 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. KiOR will use Mississippi’s abundant, renewable natural resources to create a high-quality crude oil substitute, known as Re-Crude™, that will help meet the nation’s energy needs, reduce dependence on foreign oil, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create high quality jobs and economic benefit to rural America. This renewable crude can easily be refined into gasoline, diesel, and other transportation fuels making it compatible with the nation’s existing fuel production and distribution infrastructure, resulting in easy large-scale adoption. With this announcement, Mississippi’s landowners and forest/agricultural industries are positioned to become leaders in the production of domestically sourced biofuels.

...Not to mention these show features!

  1. Nation’s longest-running live in-woods logging demonstration
  2. Easily accessible by four-lane highway
  3. Over 65 lodging choices within an hour drive (hotels, B&Bs, RV parks, casino-hotel & spa resort)
  4. Two-day attendance of 6000 individuals
  5. Variety of exhibitor site options (pavilion booths, static sites, forested live operation sites)
  6. Continuing education courses and family activities provided
  7. ultitude of contests and prizes including skidder and loader contests

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