From: The Forest Resources Association
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Chad Nicholson, owner of Nicholson Logging LLC, as the Appalachian Region 2021 Outstanding Logger.
Nicholson Logging is a multigenerational business. Chad Nicholson is a fifth-generation logger and purchased the business five years ago from his dad Art. The business has five employees, including his dad, uncle, and brother. Nicholson Logging uses HBN Trucking to haul all his production. Chad’s brother owns and operates that business.
Nicholson Logging works with foresters at Allegheny Wood Products to harvest timber from private landowners, averaging four loads per day, including sawlogs, peelers, and veneer logs. They are 100% mechanized and their equipment spread includes a Komatsu 430L Feller Buncher with an intermittent Quadco head, JD 648 Grapple Skidder, John Deere loader and a John Deere 700 dozer.
Chad Nicolson has a degree from West Virginia University in Graphic Design and is a member of the West Virginia Loggers Council, the West Virginia Forestry Association, and the Forest Resources Association.