Machinery Row

Owner Don Risseeuw and wife Jan Risseeuw.Bandit Industries Welcomes John Mocny as CEO

Bandit Industries has hired John Mocny to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mocny joined the Bandit team in February 2016, bringing decades of engineering and management experience from previous leadership roles with General Motors and Caterpillar. Mocny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Engineering Science and Management degree from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Owner Don Risseeuw and wife Jan Risseeuw.Rawlings Manufacturing Inc. Celebrating 40-Year Anniversary

The Rawlings family knows the meaning of hard work. In 1976, the family business started out as a small sawmill construction and consulting company. While growing a successful business and reputation within the forest industry, Pat and Cliff Rawlings raised their three sons, John, Craig, and Mike, in and around sawmills, working and learning the industry from the bottom up.

In 1984, Cliff died suddenly, leaving Pat and their sons in charge of the family enterprises. All three sons have continued working in the forest and sawmill industries. Some would say they have sawdust in their veins.

Talbert Manufacturing Appoints Two New Vice Presidents

Talbert Manufacturing, a manufacturer of specialized heavy-haul trailers and transportation equipment, promoted Jim Hall and Jamie Myers to division vice presidents. Hall now serves as Vice President of Operations and Jamie Myers is Vice President of Purchasing.

“Jim and Jamie bring more than 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry to these vice president roles. They’ll provide excellent leadership to ensure our customers continue to receive the best quality heavy-haul trailers,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

PNW Research Station Update

In July, the Forest Service named Dr. Felipe Sanchez as acting Station Director for the Pacific Northwest Research Station, headquartered in Portland. Sanchez replaces retiring Robert Mangold who held the position for three years.

Rotochopper Welcomes New SE Sales Manager

Rotochopper welcomes Dave Whitelaw, known to many in the wood and organics recycling industry as “The Grinder Guy,” to the sales team as Regional Sales Manager for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. He has over 20 years in the business, and his expertise includes high-speed grinding equipment, slow-speed shredders, screening equipment, and more.

TimberWest November/December 2013
July/August 2016

On the Cover
Photo taken by Lindsay Mohlere.
Komatsu PC240LL at a Windy Ridge Logging operation.

Delivering Results
Bewley Logging began as a logging and trucking company 45 years ago, and has done jobs for both large timber companies and small landowners in Oregon and California.

Leading the Way in Winch-Assisted Steep Slope Harvesting
With the introduction of winch-assisted steep slope logging to North America, the family-owned C & C Logging is again on the front lines of a new movement.

Deere Delivers with New 748L Skidder
The new John Deere 748L skidder is helping a logging operation be more productive, especially on hilly ground.

As wildfires rage, congress continues to blow hot air.

Ponsse Assists Off-Road Racing
Ponsse North America realized that an exceptional opportunity awaited them just down the road at the Crandon International 
Off-Road Raceway.

High Expectations for a Demanding Job
Windy Ridge Logging demands performance and quality.

Guest Column
The Russian government plans to design a package of measures aimed at fighting the ever-growing volumes of illegal forest exports 
to the U.S.


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