February, 2002





Machinery Row

Boise Names Sterrett VP 
Boise Cascade Corp. elected James E. Sterrett as their new vice president, panels and lumber sales and marketing. Sterrett joined Boise Cascade in 1970 and has held a variety of sales and marketing positions in the company's wood products manufacturing business.

New Pulm Creek VP 
Pulm Creek Timber Co. named Tom Lindquist, formerly of the Trammell Crow Co., to a newly created position of executive vice president for real estate and strategic business development. 

CTE's New Komatsu Alaska Distributor 
Komatsu announced Craig Taylor Equipment Co. (CTE) as its distributor for Alaska. Founded by Craig Taylor in 1954, CTE has offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Soldotna and Wasilla. It is currently the largest privately owned construction equipment dealership in the state. 

Lifetime Achievement Award 
At its 24th annual meeting, the Council on Forest Engineering awarded Dr. D. Ed Aulerich the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Aulerich, director, past president, and founder of Forest Engineering Inc., has worked over twenty years as a practicing logger and engineer. He has given over 100 lectures and training sessions in Southeast Asia, Chile, Tasmania, Europe, Scandinavia, and North America. He has worked with over 5,000 individual loggers, foresters, and engineers in the past 20 years through workshops and tutoring to increase their technical knowledge about forest engineering. Fifty percent of these people were from 15 countries outside the United States. Dr. Aulerich received a B.S. in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University (1960), an M.B.A. from Arizona State (1965), and a Ph.D. from University of Idaho (1971). 

Zea Vice Chairman of "Buy California" 
California Forest Products Commission President, Donn Zea, has been appointed vice chairman of "Buy California," a newly created, private-public program aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of buying California agricultural products. "The forest products industry is proud to join other key members of the agricultural community in the 'Buy California' promotional campaign," says Zea. "Our participation in the program, which will urge Californians to consume agricultural products grown and/or manufactured in this state, underscores our industry's commitment to environmentally sustainable forestry, providing high-quality jobs, and offering Californians the best wood products in the world. Zea adds, "The average Californian consumes the equivalent of a 100-foot tree every year-totaling more than in any other state. Yet, because of regulatory constraints and competition from imports, less than one-third of the wood building materials Californians consume come from California forests. 

Blomberg Chairs Log A Load National Advisory Group 
On October 22, Debby Blomberg of Blomberg Logging in Ogema, Wisc., assumed leadership of the National Log A Load For KidsTM Advisory Group - taking over for Betsy Luoto. "I've always had a heart for helping children and want to see the best for them," she told the assembly of state Log A Load delegates. Wife of FRA Board member Randy Blomberg, and co-owner of their logging firm, Debby was key in getting the Log A Load campaign going in Wisconsin and Michigan. 

Weyerhaeuser Certifies Western Lands 
Weyerhaeuser Company announced that its timberland operations in Oregon and Washington - 1.9 million acres - had passed an independent audit and been certified as in compliance with the Sustainable Forestry InitiativeŽ and had been registered under the ISO 14001 international standard for environmental quality. The certification covers nine Weyerhaeuser operations and is the company's second U.S. operation to pass the third-party audit.

Education At The Work Truck Show 
The Work Truck Show 2022 will be held March 6-8, in Orlando, Florida. Besides state-of-the-art equipment, education will play a key role at the show. Beginning March 5, more than 20 industry-specific educational sessions will be held concurrently with the show. For a full schedule of educational sessions, log on to www.ntea.com 


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