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2011 News Releases and Information

American Loggers Council Provides Loggers Resources, Industry News

Organization partners with John Deere for content and design development

Hemphill, Texas (December 12, 2011) — Today, the American Loggers Council (ALC) introduces a newly redesigned website. Americanloggers.org aims to better support the organization's mission to serve as a unified voice for professional loggers across the United States, at the local, regional and national levels. The new website is rich with multimedia and puts tools and resources front and center, making it a one-stop-shop for loggers to stay up-to-date on news and information.


"This new website is the go-to place for breaking news in the forestry industry, details on the latest legislation and updates from the ALC," said Danny Dructor, executive vice president, American Loggers Council. "We worked hand-in-hand with our friends at John Deere and its creative teams to develop design elements and content that are more engaging and user-friendly. We couldn't be more excited to share it with our members and supporters."


Loggers will immediately see the difference on the homepage of the website, which contains rotating flash images, a stream of recent forestry news and a featured video. The redesign incorporates bold colors and graphics, along with a completely new and easy-to-use navigation organization.


The "Our Members" tab helps visitors learn more about their own state and regional professional logging associations – the backbone of the ALC – through an interactive map. The "Your Tools" tab teaches visitors about the many critical public policy issues facing our professional loggers today, including the Clean Water Act, federal truck weights, access to federal timber lands and renewable energy policies. Also included is a complete list of all 30 member states with links to government body websites, making it one click away from contacting elected officials by phone, email, fax and mail.


"We are in full support of loggers and the ALC, and are a proud contributor to this newly designed website," said Nate Clark, forestry tactical marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "This website will be an invaluable tool by which the ALC can strengthen and unify the voice of the nation's loggers. It will also let those unfamiliar with the industry learn about – and learn from – our loggers and all that they provide us. The site will remain fresh and constantly updated, so check back often."


The website comes after the recent introduction of a new logo that more firmly establishes ALC's brand identity and illustrates its connection to loggers. The organization will also implement a structural reform to more clearly define its membership and sponsorship in the coming months.


About American Loggers Council
The American Loggers Council is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization representing timber harvesting professionals in 30 states. For more information contact the American Loggers Council office at 409-625-0206 or visit their website at www.americanloggers.org.


About Deere & Company
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at www.JohnDeere.com.


Social Posts
Twitter: Check out @AmerLoggersCoun's newly designed website with tools & resources for loggers, with the support of @JohnDeere http://www.americanloggers.org/


Facebook: The American Loggers Council puts news and resources at loggers' fingertips with newly designed website, with the support of John Deere. Check it out at http://www.americanloggers.org/ and tell us what you think. (Tag* the American Loggers Council and the John Deere Facebook pages)


* To tag in a Facebook post, you simply type "@" and then the page name (e.g., @John Deere). The page will automatically pop up so you can select it and continue typing the rest of your post.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Sones
Phone: 410-821-8220
E-mail: stephanies@imre.com