Logging and Sawmilling Information for the Western United States

January  2001 - Volume 26 Number 1



Machinery Row

Big Four 
The AOL (Associated Oregon Loggers) congratulated the following companies who earned Professional Logger recognition in November: Moffit Bros., Monett Logging, Inc., Watenpaugh Logging, Inc., and Zacharias Logging, Inc. 

Tiffin Acquires IPW 
Tiffin Parts has acquired Industrial Parts Warehouse, Inc., (IPW) of Palm Desert, Calif. IPW is a national and international supplier of import engine rebuild kits and parts. As of November, they were consolidated into Tiffin, an international supplier of replacement parts for cranes, lift trucks and numerous logging and extendable reach forklift product lines. 

R&R Honored 
R&R Cutting of Sweet Home, Ore. completed the requirements necessary for special recognition as an Oregon Professional Logger. Rick Robertson will receive the award. The designation recognizes those Oregon logging contractors who make a special effort to continue their professional education in selected aspects of the logging business. 

Allied to Manufacture Winches 
Allied Systems Company will be manufacturing a new line of hydraulic winches under a license agreement with Lantect IMAC Industries, Inc. The new winches include standard models 200, 540 and 750 winches with a line pull capacity range of 14,000 lbs. to 136,000 lbs., as well as planetary drive models D200, D540 and D750. Allied expects to set up manufac turing processes for the winches in early January 2001, and to be in full production by midyear. 

WRI Merging with Flynn 
As of January 1, 2001, Wood Resources International Ltd. and Robert Flynn & Associates, two international forest industry consulting firms, merged into a single organization. Headed by Bob Flynn at its Tacoma, Wash. headquarters, the new firm will continue to offer clients expertise in global wood fiber economics and forest product market analysis and will continue to produce the "Wood Resource Quarterly" reports, under the editorship of Håkan Ekström. WRI founder and President (and FRA Board member). Bob Hagler will be taking a "hiatus" from consulting "to assume the position of Portfolio Manager for a new global timber investment practice" sponsored by PruTimber, a Prudential Insurance Company subsidiary. 

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