January and February 2007

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Potlatch names Covey Chairman

Potlatch Corporation’s Board of Directors elected Michael J. Covey, current President and Chief Executive Officer, to Chairman of the Board. Covey succeeds L. Pendleton Siegel, who retired.

Covey joined Potlatch in February 2006 as President, CEO, and a member of the Board. Prior to that, he spent 23 years with Plum Creek Timber Company. In his new role, he will serve as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.


New Holland Names Sheehan VP

New Holland Construction named Terry Sheehan vice president, North America. Sheehan is responsible for leading sales and marketing operations for the New Holland Construction brand.

Sheehan joins New Holland from Komatsu, where he was president of the Komatsu Equipment Company dealership in Salt Lake City, serving Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming.


Clyde Schurman Passes Away at 92

Clyde Laverne Schurman, founder of Schurman Machine Works, Inc., passed away in Woodland, Wash., on December 10. He was 92.

Clyde was born September 10, 1914. His father was a blacksmith who taught him how to work on machinery.

One of the most revolutionary product ideas to come out of Schurman Machine was the application and use of thinkerf saws on its edgers and gangs. Clyde sold Schurman Machine Works to USNR in 1975, which continued to operate out of his original building in Woodland until 1982.


Stimson Lumber Graders Earn Award

In October, Western Wood Products Associated acknowledged the lumber grading skills at Stimson Lumber Mill in Clatskanie. The graders who received the “Hi-Q” award are: Stan Prouty, Steve Coleman, Randy Kallio, and Steve Strand. They received the award for achieving a 95 percent better accuracy rating than in 2005. The Clatskanie Stimson mill is no newcomer to the “Hi-Q” award, having received many over the years.


Cat Branded Telehandlers Delivered

In November, the first telehandlers manufactured by JLGIndustries, Inc., and branded with the Caterpillar® name, were delivered to Cashman Equipment, the Caterpillar dealer based in North Las Vegas, Nev. “This is a big day for Caterpillar and JLG,” said Scott Cooper, Caterpillar Marketing Manager for the telehandler alliance group of North and South America. “The new telehandlers are tailored to the needs of contractors in North America, and they are fully supported by Caterpillar — parts inventory, service, warranties, and Cat Financial programs.

These machines are even shipping ahead of schedule.” New Faces at OFRI Three new directors have been appointed to three-year terms at Oregon Forest Resources Institute. They include: Gary Springer, owner of Springer Logging in Corvallis; Mike Moskovitz, Weyerhaeuser regional public affairs manager; and Steve Woodard, small woodland owner in Cottage Grove.


New Manager at Bauman Sawmill

Sam Dickey is the new manager at Weyerhaeuser’s Bauman and Santiam sawmills in Lebanon, Ore. Dickey replaces Don Lenhart, who recently retired. The Santiam sawmill is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in 2008.


Alf Mielty Joins Jewell

John Edwards, General Manager of Jewell Attachments LLC, a Paladin Brands Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alf Mielty as Northwest Regional Manager. Alf’s appointment at Jewell is part of the Paladin Brands’ objective to expand Jewell’s market presence across North America. Jewell manufacturers a broad range of specialized forestry attachments, material handling and demolition equipment. Paladin has nearly 1,500 employees worldwide and is one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers and distributors of construction attachment products. Alf Mielty can be reached at 360-951-2991.



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