Machinery Row

Morbark Celebrates 50 Years
Year-long events are planned as Morbark, Inc. celebrates 50 years of manufacturing industrial equipment systems. The company got its start in 1957, when Norval Morey, a veteran logger, sawmill owner, and entrepreneur perfected and introduced the first portable pulpwood debarker.                       

Over the next five decades, the company expanded, introducing the first portable whole tree chipper, in the early                       

70’s, followed shortly by the introduction of the first discstyle brush chippers in the 80’s. In the 90’s Norval Morey personally invented and patented a drum-style chipper that has revolutionized the industry. In 50 years, the manufacturing facility has expanded from a small shop to a 1.5 million square foot plant.

Log Max and Rocan Forestry Merge
As of May 31, two great forest companies, Rocan Forestry Inc., of Canada, and Log Max AB, of Sweden, merged into an international company whose combined interests are truly global. This new group, named Log Max Global Inc., is now the controlling parent of Log Max and Rocan and their respective subsidiary companies. Each company boasts 25 year of CTL experience, and as Log Max Global will employ approximately 300 people and its subsidiary companies or dealer representation will cover almost every major industrial forested area in the world.

Sealaska Makes Davis Director
The Sealaska Timber Co. named Ed David director of business development, a new position responsible for fostering growth in the company. He has served as the company’s marketing manager since 1996.

Stanton New CEO for Pope & Talbot
In April, Pope & Talbot Inc. named Harold Stanton as its new President and Chief Executive. Stanton is a Pope & Talbot director and was previously executive vice president for Louisiana-Pacific. He replaces retiring chairman, president, and CEO Michael Flannery.

Jon Kaino on State Board
Washington’s Pacific County Commissioner, Jon Kaino, will represent the state’s timber counties as a new member of the Board of Natural Resources. He will help make decisions about the state trust land, including the sale of timberland and mineral sales.

Snyder Takes New Role
Diane Daggett Snyder is the new Vice President of the Unites States Endowment for Forestry and Communities. The endowment’s mission is to promote healthy lands and communities. Snyder is the founder of Wallowa Resources in Enterprise, Ore. Although the endowment headquarters are in South Carolina, she will continue to live in Oregon.

New COO for Plum Creek
Plum Creek Timber Co. named Thomas M. Lindquist as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee the management of the company’s 8.2 million acres of timberland, as well as its real estate and manufacturing segments.

Tom Green Named Director
New Holland and Kobelco Construction Machinery America Co. Ltd. have named Tom Green Director, North American marketing. Green will be responsible for defining and implementing the marketing and communications strategies for the New Holland and Kobelco brands in North America. A marketing veteran with more than 20 years of industry experience, Green’s career includes 15 years with Ford Motor Company, where he held roles of increasing responsibility leading marketing activities for the commercial and consumer truck businesses. His work at Ford also included international assignments in Asia.  

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