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Machinery Row

Papé Machinery Adds Camoplast as Vendor
On January 1, Papé Machinery Inc. added Camoplast as a new allied vendor. Camoplast manufactures specialized rubber track undercarriage components, sub-systems, and assemblies for the world’s leading off-road vehicles.

“Papé and Camoplast share a strong commitment to high-quality products and services, so this is a natural partnership,” says Quincy Powers, director of product support of Papé Machinery Inc. “We are excited to offer Camoplast products to Papé customers to help them lower their undercarriage operating costs.”

Mathews Machinery Merges with Volvo
Mathews Machinery, Inc., the authorized dealer for Volvo Construction Equipment in California since 2002, was acquired by Volvo CE in early 2008. The VCES dealer operation was established by Volvo CE in 2007. This newly-organized Volvo CE dealer network in California will operate under the VCES name with eight strategically-placed branches in Los Angeles, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno, Livermore, Bakersfield, Corona, and Sacramento.

Mathews Machinery, Inc. has provided equipment and services to aggregate, demolition, recycling, agriculture, road construction, and civil engineering customers and will continue to serve these markets under the VCES name. Additionally, Mathews brings several brand names to VCES, including Stanley LaBounty attachments, Dressta crawler dozers, and Champion motor graders.

Davco Receives Award

Davco Solutions Inc. has received the prestigious 2008 Engineering Award of Excellence from The Design Exchange for their Davco Twin-Cut Mobile Automated Sawmill.

“We’re very honored to receive this design award from The Design Exchange,” says Janet Plante, general manager of Davco Solutions. “We feel this award recognizes the tremendous amount of work and the high level of design and engineering that went into the Davco Twin-Cut.”

The Design Exchange is recognized internationally as a center of design excellence for Canada.

“Our goal was to fill the gap between the smaller portable sawmills and a large stationary operation,” said Plante. “We really feel there is a need in the market for a high-production portable sawmill, and the Twin-Cut fills that need.”

Jeff Pearce, the company’s sales associate for western North America, added that the Davco Twin-Cut allows sawmillers to turn out products for the all-important niche markets. “The Twin Cut is extremely efficient at turning out dimensional lumber, but its flexibility makes it ideal for producing specialty wood sizes and products.”

Ainsworth Appoints Huff
In January, Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. appointed Richard Huff as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jay Gurandiano, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “We look forward to the benefit of his extensive experience in senior management positions in the energy and forest industries, including, most recently, as CEO of the Sinclair Group (a privately-owned diversified forest products group with mills in the British Columbia interior) and before that, as the head of OSB operations for Tolko.”