Chris Langley of Camp Hill, Alabama, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Alabama Logger of the Year, by the Alabama Loggers Council and the Alabama Forestry Association.
Langley’s operation, Chris Langley Timber & Management, Inc., is comprised of three crews and has a maintenance program designed to keep his equipment running and the wood flowing to area mills and wood production facilities.
Chris Potts, Chairman of the Alabama Loggers Council, said that Langley’s operation is one of the best he’s seen in the state. “Chris Langley runs a great operation in every respect. He is one of the best loggers out there today which is why he earned this prestigious award,” Potts said.
Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President of the Alabama Forestry Association, echoed Potts’s sentiments.
“Not only is Chris Langley a great logger, but he also runs a large cattle operation and is very active in the ALC, the AFA and several other associations. Chris also volunteers his time to work with many civic organizations at the state and local level including his church. The word ‘multitasker’ was coined for individuals like Chris Langley,” Isaacson said.
Chris started logging when he was 18 and never looked back. He buys timber from private landowners and also harvests his own timber. “I haul to pulp mills, sawmills, plywood mills and pole mills,” said Langley, who harvests trees within 100 miles of Camp Hill. In addition to his timber business and cattle farm Chris also operates a trucking company and actively promotes quality logging and sound forest management.
Congratulations to Chris, his wife Elizabeth, sons Christopher, Charlie, Chandler and daughter Chelsea for the receipt of this significant award.