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      Logging leaders in Escanaba

      Logging industry leaders were at the Escanaba State Fairgrounds Saturday for the 68th Annual Lake States Logging Congress and Exhibition Expo.

      The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association says itâ??s one of the largest trade shows in the Midwest, with over 200 vendors.

      Organizers say close to 10,000 visitors come for the two day event with interests in all phases of the logging industry.

      "When you look at the paper mills that are up here, you look at the timber producers that are here, the truckers that are here, it's a big part of the economy," said Henry Schienebeck, GLTA Executive Director.

      The event began Friday and ended Saturday afternoon at 4p.m.