Machinery Row

Gwin & Sons Logging Inc.Krehbiel Named Port of Longview CEO

The Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed Norm Krehbiel to lead the Port of Longview as Chief Executive Officer. Krehbiel has served as the Interim CEO since January.

“While serving as Interim CEO, it was apparent that he was the clear choice to lead the Port of Longview into the future,” said Commission President Bob Bagaason. “Norm is well respected by the staff and the community at large, and we are delighted he will lead the port as our official CEO.”

Krehbiel joined the Port of Longview in 1993 as the Director of Facilities and Engineering, managing the construction and maintenance of nearly 850 acres of infrastructure and property development. In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Executive Director and later Chief Operating Officer before being named Interim CEO this year.


Rotochopper Hosts 6th Annual Demo Day 

With over 200 attendees, Rotochopper’s 6th annual Demo Day was its largest event yet, bringing in guests from all over the world to see the “Perfect in One Pass” advantage live and in person.

The day began with tours of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, giving attendees the opportunity to see Rotochopper grinders in every stage of manufacture, and guests were able to meet the teams who design, build, and support their Rotochopper equipment.

The demonstrations began with Rotochopper’s 950 hp B-66 showing off the convenience of a Track & Dolly system. It came into the yard on tires, switched to tracks, and was ready to grind logs and whole trees within minutes. Over the course of the day, Rotochopper completed more than 20 demos with a variety of raw materials and end products, featuring 10 machines.


Bandit Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

Bandit Industries has a new home on the internet. The website address is still the same—www.banditchippers.com—but the site features all new content with easy-to-navigate menus. The new website is also optimized for mobile devices, so it can be easily viewed and navigated through smart phones and tablets.

“Our previous website did a good job of showcasing Bandit equipment and current news, but it wasn’t designed for use with mobile devices, and that’s something we very much wanted to address,” said Bandit Industries Marketing Manager

Aaron Sorrels. “When we dove into this update, it was clear from the beginning that the best way forward was to start from scratch, so that’s exactly what we did.”


TimberWest November/December 2013
September-October 2016

On the Cover
Cover photo taken by Andrea Watt of RCD
lumber’s operation and Doosan DX225LL

Homegrown Success
RCD Timber is a young company succeeding in a competitive market

Boldly Stepping Into the Future
A-1 Logging transforms itself

Collision of Champions
2016 Lumberjack World Championships

Field Test
Gwin & Sons Logging runs new Cat through its paces

Tech Review
A review of winch-assist machines

New at DEMO International 2016
A look at some of the innovative equipment that debuted at DEMO International 2016.

Guest Column
Forestry issues hinge on November election

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