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Blount and Cat Sign Agreements
Blount International Inc has signed worldwide marketing and supply agreements with Caterpillar Inc that will expand the line of purpose-built forestry equipment now available to the dealers and customers of Blounts Forestry and Industrial Equipment Division (FIED). The long-term agreements with Caterpillar leverage both companies capabilities in specific areas of the forestry business and expand the Prentice brand of track feller bunchers and Hydro-Ax brand of wheel feller bunchers already distributed by Blount-FIED dealers. The agreements strengthen Blounts position in the forest industry in North America, said Blounts CEO Jim Osterman in a press release, and gives Blount-FIED expanded opportunities in worldwide forestry markets. The agreements call for Blount and Caterpillar to make available their current product offerings under a dual distribution model. Blount will continue to sell Blount branded products through its dealer network, while Caterpillar dealers will sell Cat-powered products under the Timberking brand name. Production of equipment will continue at both Blount and Caterpillar facilities, with each company focusing on products in their core lines. Blount will be solely responsible for marketing both lines, as well as providing product support to both dealer organizations. Blount expects the full line of Blount and Timberking products to be available at dealerships worldwide beginning later this year. www.blount.com  Reader Service Card #859

Wallingfords, BABAC and Brandt Sign Agreement
Wallingfords Inc, North Americas largest manufacturer and distributor of logging supplies, and Brandt Tractor, the largest independent John Deere dealer, announced a major marketing agreement with BABAC tire chains. Brandt Tractor has become the exclusive distributor for BABAC tire chains within Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The agreement establishes the largest tire chain distribution network in Western Canada, with 21 full service facilities offering BABAC tire chains for all John Deere and Timberjack forestry equipment sold by Brandt Tractor. The program will be coordinated at the newly established distribution centre in Edmonton, Alberta. A full range of BABAC tire chains for forestry equipment as well as for graders, loaders and mining equipment will be stocked for 24-hour delivery from Edmonton to any Brandt location. Additionally, Wallingfords Aquiline studded truck chains and large grapple skidder chains, sold under Wallingfords ICC Big Iron label, will be warehoused at the Edmonton facility. www.wallingfords.com  www.brandttractor.com  Reader Service Card #860

CAE Machinery Now Carmanah Design
CAE Wood Products, operating for the last 38 years as CAE Machinery Ltd, has been divested from CAE Inc. The new ownership is made up of a management buy out in combination with TD Capital Canadian Private Equity Partners. The newly formed company, Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc, will continue to operate from the same Vancouver location. All of the employees will stay with the company and Carmanah will continue to offer the same level of support and services for its customers in the forestry, engineered wood and pulp/paper sectors. www.carmanahdesign.com  Reader Service Card #861

CAEs ACTI-PLATE Debarking Action
CAE, now Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc, offers the new ACTI-PLATETM system that instantly modifies the aggressiveness of the debarker when dealing with changing wood characteristics. The ACTI-PLATETM development allows the plates between the rotors to be instantly inserted or removed from the debarking chamber during the process, with no need for downtime to bolt or unbolt the plates, the company says. The ACTI-PLATETM consists of modular assemblies installed at intervals along the length of the debarker between rotors. The assemblies contain industrial air actuators that, when energized, drive the debarking plate into the chamber directly in the path of the log flow, allowing the operator the flexibility to increase or decrease mechanical debarking action on a load-by-load basis. www.caemachinery.com  Reader Service Card #862

New President/CEO at Coe Newnes/McGehee
Three Cities Research, the parent company of Coe Newnes/McGehee, announced the appointment of T C (Craig) Williams as president and CEO. Williams has nearly 30 years of experience in the forest products industry, both internationally and in North America. Most recently he was executive vice-president for Nicholson Manufacturing, where he was responsible for the global Forest Products Equipment Group. Prior to that, he was president of CAEs European Industrial Technologies Group and held various positions with H A Simons (now Amec). www.coemfg.com  Reader Service Card #863

Bombardiers ATV Transports Two
Bombardier Recreational Products introduces the Traxter MAX, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) designed for two riders. ATVs navigate rough terrain, deliver heavy-duty utility performance and transport workers to remote areas. The new two-rider Traxter MAX increases staff mobility and improves safety operations. Built on a 10-inch extended frame, it offers a step-up passenger seat, handholds and raised footboards and positions both riders in front of the rear axle, for greater stability. It is equipped with a 498cc Rotax engine and a Visco-Loc all-wheel-drive optimized traction system. www.recreation.bombardier.com  Reader Service Card #864

Genus RMT and Forest Ministry Sign Agreement
Genus Resource Management Technologies Inc, a provider of forestry land management solutions, announced that the BC Ministry of Forests BC Timber Sales (BCTS) has selected Genus Resources and Genus Environment software to fulfill their land-based strategic objectives. Genus RMT will offer an integrated business application that initiates, plans and tracks timber harvest, sale, silviculture and environment information. The software will allow the BCTSs 12 timber sales offices to perform operational forest management in one application that includes being able to manage spatial and financial data. BCTS accounts for 13 per cent of BCs annual allowable cut. www.gov.bc.ca/for  www.genusrmt.com  Reader Service Card #865

Hi Vision Garments Improve Visibility
RB Visions Safety Inc offers Hi Vision garments that enhance visibility with durable vinyl trim that is guaranteed not to crack, peel, flake, lift or wash off, the company says. The comfortable, non-restrictive garment line includes long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, sweat shirts, polo shirts, wool sweaters and rain gear. The company provides all three classifications for Workers Compensation Board regulations. Corporate names and logos can be applied in a variety of colours. Reader Service Card #866

Kwang Sung Lumber Wrap
The lumber wrap from Kwang Sung Company Ltd is an extruded and woven product made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Once extruded, the HDPE yarn is woven to produce the fabric wrap. In the lamination process, the LDPE and UV inhibitor additives are uniformly coated on both sides of the wrap to prolong its life. Finished rolls are up to 9 wide. www.polytarpaulin.com  Reader Service Card #867

Reusable Magnetic Patch
Magna-Patch, the reusable magnetic patch from Magna-Skin Technologies Inc, provides a quick and secure means of repairing holes in steel pipes, flat back elbows, round radius elbows, silos, chutes, hoppers and other steel applications susceptible to abrasion. Designed to reduce down time, material loss and clean-up costs associated with highly abrasive conveying systems, Magna-Patch combines magnetic elements in flexible elastomeric material and offers easy application. www.magna-skin.com  Reader Service Card #868

Pitch Remover from Bio Enzyme
Pitch-Off 10:1 is a pitch solvent from Bio Enzyme Solutions that dissolves and removes pitch on all types of mill equipment. Its enzymes and pitch reducing agents start the biodegrading process as it cleans. Designed for cleaning pitch from veneer dryers, CLT rolls, saw blades, slide beds and sensors, the non-flammable and water soluble solvent washes away with water. It can be used straight from the drum or sprayed on. www.bioenzymesolutions.com  Reader Service Card #869

New Sharp Chain from Omega Solutions
The new generation of sharp chain from Omega Solutions Inc offers better dogging action, stronger connecting link, longer pin and connecting link life, less pin wear and more fatigue resistance. Other features of the severe-duty 2.5 wide and 4 pitch sharp chains include: better log holding, 58 per cent less chain speed variation, anti-tip extensions for even dog link wear and longer dog link life. Reader Service Card #870

Cansel Resources Appointed Miracle Tube Distributor
Cansel Resources has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Miracle Tube, the next generation of seedling protector manufactured by Tree Pro Industries of Lafayette, Indiana. A solid plastic protector for seedlings, Miracle Tube comes in a variety of sizes and completely protects seedlings from browse. It meets the challenges of windy conditions, while ventilation holes offer disease prevention, the company says. Cansel Resources offers a selection of forestry, mining and environmental field equipment and has nine locations across Canada. www.cansel.ca  Reader Service Card #871


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Blount and Cat Sign Agreements    #859
Wallingfords, BABAC and Brandt Sign Agreement   #860
CAE Machinery Now Carmanah Design  #861
CAEs ACTI-PLATE Debarking Action  #862
New President/CEO at Coe Newnes/McGehee #863
Bombardiers ATV Transports Two   #864
Genus RMT and Forest Ministry Sign Agreement #865
Hi Vision Garments Improve Visibility  #866
Kwang Sung Lumber Wrap   #867
Reusable Magnetic Patch  #868
Pitch Remover from Bio Enzyme   #869
New Sharp Chain from Omega Solutions   #870
Cansel Resources Appointed Miracle Tube Distributor  #871

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