HEAVENER, OK – R&R Logging was awarded a $5,000 small business forgivable loan from the Choctaw Nation Small Business Development program and the Choctaw Development Fund. R&R Logging is a newly founded trucking company that is owned and operated by Rodney Manley in Heavener, OK.
“The widespread increase of wooden products in Southeast Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas has directly increased the growth in demand for logging trucks,” said Christian Hampton, Choctaw Nation Small Business Advisor. “We are honored to provide this forgivable loan to Manley. He is fueled by a desire to follow in the footsteps of generations before him, which is an inspiration to all. He is the perfect Chahtaprenuer to receive this forgivable loan.”
Manley has been in the trucking industry for over a decade, carrying on a family tradition of five generations. R&R Logging provides transportation services, primarily logging, which consists of moving logs from job locations to wood/paper mills that use forestry products to generate items that are used in construction, furniture, paper and packaging products.
Manley will use the funds received from the Choctaw Nation to purchase an additional scale system for the log truck that will assist in the efficient operations of R&R Logging.
The Choctaw Development Fund supports economic viability and sustainability by partnering with Choctaw small business owners, cities and municipalities to create long-term growth and job creation within the territories of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.