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Machinery Row

New Head at Weyerhaeuser
Daniel S. Fulton has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Weyerhaeuser Co., effective immediately. Fulton succeeds Steven R. Rogel, who has been with Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser since 1997. Rogel joined the company as president and CEO and was elected chairman of the board two years later. He will remain with the company as chairman in a nonexecutive role. Fulton has been president of Weyerhaeuser since January 1 and has served as CEO of Weyerhaeuser’s real estate company since 2001. In addition, Mark Emmert, president of the University of Washington, has been named to the company’s board of directors.

The Papé Group Acquires Roberts Motor Company
The Papé Group announced that it has purchased the assets of Roberts Motor Company, a dealer of heavy and medium-duty Kenworth trucks. The dealerships in the acquisition are located in Portland, Eugene, Medford, and Redmond, Ore.

“Kenworth customers in Oregon will now be able to experience Papé’s outstanding sales, service, and support, as we further our mission to provide superior products that offer exceptional value backed by consistent, high quality customer service,” explains Chris Wetle, president of Papé Kenworth.

PLIB Hires New Technical and Special Programs Manager
The Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) has appointed Benjamin (Ben) R. Haynes as the Bureau’s new Technical and Special Programs Manager.

Mr. Haynes previously worked in the quality control division of Timber Products Inspection, supervising and monitoring wood packaging, pressure treated lumber, and truss manufacturing facilities in the Midwest region. Most recently, he was Senior Technician for SECOR International in Portland, Ore.

In his new role with PLIB, Haynes will be responsible for managing the wood packaging program in the U.S. and the treated wood program in Canada.

Deere Announces Major Investment in Russia
Deere & Company announced plans to significantly expand its presence in Russia, one of the most important growth markets for the company in both agriculture and forestry. Deere said it has signed an agreement with the Russian government and local authorities to invest approximately $80 million in a central operations center, which includes a distribution, replacement parts, and training facility in the Kaluga region, 38 miles southwest of Moscow.

“We believe this is one of the largest single investment projects of a non- Russian farm and forestry equipment manufacturer in Russia,” said Robert W. Lane, Deere & Company chairman and chief executive officer.

ChromaScape Names New President
ChromaScape, Inc., a specialty chemical manufacturer, headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, named Joseph Majewski as its new President, March 1, 2008. Majewski succeeds George Chase, who will remain as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ChromaScape, Inc.

ChromaScape is a privately held company that owns Amerimulch Dispersion, LLC, which produces colorants for wood mulches and other landscape materials.

Vermeer Pacific is Authorized Gyro-Trac Dealer
Vermeer Pacific is proud to be an authorized Gyro-Trac dealer serving California, Oregon, and Northern Nevada. Gyro-Trac manufactures efficient land-clearing equipment and is working to create a network for landmanagement and land-clearing equipment across North America.
“We are very pleased to add Gyro-Trac to our product offering. By adding the best land-clearing equipment made, we now offer the most complete product line of equipment solutions by any dealer in the Midwest,” says Skip Klinkhammer, Vice President of Vermeer Pacific. “We have horizontal and tub grinders, chippers, wtump cutters, mulching machines, Trommel screens, and Sherrill Arborist equipment available for our customers.”