Young forestry stars: Meet Daniel Main

Canadian Forest Industries Staff
November 28, 2017
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
Nov. 28, 2017 - Canadian Forest Industries Top 10 Under 40 contest is an annual tradition, drawing in nominations from coast-to-coast and recognizing young leaders in forestry. To individually acknowledge each winner and his or her contributions to the forest industry, CFI will feature each of our top 10 winners of 2017 over the next 10 weeks.

This week, we introduce our readers to Daniel Main.

Daniel is general manager at Main Logging in Terrace, B.C.

His love for logging dates back to when he was a toddler, napping at his dad’s feet in the cab of his machine, says Ferris Moxam, Daniel’s spouse.

“I see his love for logging every time we hit the road and can’t drive past a piece of equipment without taking a closer look; or when he falls asleep to videos of grapple yarders at work,” Moxam says.

Daniel is one of three brothers who took over the family business run out of Terrace, B.C. He started working as a logger after he graduated in 2005.

The 29-year-old isn’t just brawn, Moxam adds. He became a journeyman heavy duty mechanic and has taken numerous courses and workshops related to project management and logging specific training. Today as general manager he is active in sourcing and securing work, managing crews, maintaining equipment and running equipment when need arises. 

“Daniel has earned the respect of his colleagues and crew by never being afraid to put in long hours or get his hands dirty,” Moxam says.

Outside of the company, Daniel sits on the Terrace Economic Development Authority. Board member Kam Siemens describes Daniel as a hard working family man, and community minded. “Through all of this his creativity and innovative ways has allowed the company to flourish,” he says.

Stay tuned for next week's spotlight on Jessica Kaknevicius. 

And read last week's.

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