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Rayonier employees are putting our resources to work for you! We take you behind the scenes in this series of Rayonier videos and articles.

The Woodworkers of Rayonier: New Zealand’s Sam Middlemass

In the forestry industry, it’s our business to grow the best trees to make lumber for building and DIY projects. Woodwork DIYers found solace in their craft throughout the pandemic, which gave us the idea: let’s seek out some of the best wood-based DIY projects out there. We started with a contest for our own employees, and they didn’t disappoint! Today we’re featuring Sam Middlemass, who built many beautiful projects while staying home during the pandemic.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Neris Biciunas

Foresters spend their careers growing trees for the lumber needs of future generations. To celebrate the end use of our work, we created the Rayonier DIY Contest for woodworkers, seeking to see some of the best DIY projects around. We started with our own team. Today, we feature our grand prize winner: Washington State-based Resource Land Manager Neris Biciunas and his entry of traditionally made wooden kayaks.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Robert Hall

At Rayonier, we spend our careers growing trees to provide the lumber future generations will need. Now we’re celebrating the end result, seeking some of the best wooden DIY projects out there. We started with our own employees, holding the first-ever Rayonier DIY Contest. Today, we feature the work of Robert Hall, our IT Manager of Real Estate and Marketing Systems.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Laura Peacock

Over the past year, the market for wooden DIY projects has exploded. The work the forestry industry does provides the wood, so we set out to see some of the best DIY projects around. We started with our own employees, holding the first-ever Rayonier DIY Contest. Today, we feature Florida-based Revenue Specialist Laura Peacock and her rustic wooden cooler.

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A “Forestry Nerd” and Loving It

In our Rayonier Graduates series, we’re talking to recent Forestry College graduates who now work for Rayonier. In this story, Ph.D. candidate April Meeks shares her love of the technical and scientific sides of forestry and why she chose to study forestry at North Carolina State University. 

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One Forestry Class Changed Everything for this NZ Forester

In our Rayonier Graduates series, we’re talking to recent Forestry College graduates who now work for Rayonier. In this story, New Zealand Harvest Forester Sarah de Gouw shares how she discovered that sustainable forestry was the perfect fit for her passion for science and the environment.

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Forestry Puts Alabama A&M Grad In the Middle of the Action

In our Rayonier Graduates series, we’re talking to recent Forestry College graduates who now work for Rayonier. In this story,  Forester DeShaun Mincey shares his career journey, from serving in the U.S. Navy, to studying forestry and fighting wildfires at Alabama A&M University, to Rayonier.

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Meet Vanessa: Forester, Photographer and Dog Lover for Life

In our Rayonier Graduates series, we’re talking to recent Forestry College graduates who now work for Rayonier. In this story,  Oregon Forester Vanessa McKinney shares how she became a forester, her love for forest photography, and her hope of inspiring more women to work in the industry.

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