2001 Weaver Promoted at Firestone
Weaver has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for
North America at Firestone Agricultural Tire Company, Des Moines, Iowa. Weaver
succeeds Ralph Burchfield, who was recently appointed President of Firestone, a
division of Bridgestone/ Firestone, Inc.
Strong Manufacturing Co., a Remus, Mich. based manufacturer of Trelan Whole Tree
Wood Chippers, has new ownership. The company was purchased by Neil and Cheri
Schumacher is now doing business as Trelan Manufacturing.
Caterpillar Acquires Track Feller Buncher Line
Caterpillar Inc. signed a letter of intent to acquire the TIMBERKING track
fellerbuncher intellectual property from Canadian forest products equipment
manufacturer Risley Manufacturing, Ltd. The addition of Risley Manufacturing's
track fellerbuncher line will add several new models to the Caterpillar product
line. "Track feller bunchers are a key step in Caterpillar's Forestry
strategy and this agreement is another example of Caterpillar's commitment to
developing a full line of forestry equipment and tools," says Dan Binz,
Manager of Caterpillar's Forest Products Group. The new track feller buncher
product line will be initially marketed as "TIMBERKING by Caterpillar"
and distributed through selected Caterpillar dealers. Both the Risley and
Caterpillar organizations will provide support to these dealers to ensure a
seamless integration of this product line.
High Ridge Logging of Lostine, Ore. has completed the requirements necessary to
receive special recognition from Associated Oregon Loggers as an "Oregon
Professional Logger ." Owners Jesse and Jim Allen voiced their long-term
commitment to modern forest stewardship. G&C Logging of Sheridan also
received Oregon Professional Logger certification. Randon Graves and Rod
Cornwell received a plaque on behalf of the company.
Moore Named to Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory
The President and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
was asked by President Elect Bush to be a member of two Transition Advisory
Teams. W. Henson Moore will provide input and related outreach activities to
Policy Coordination Groups on issues involving the Department of Energy and the
Department of the Interior. The former Congressman from Louisiana served in the
previous Bush Administration as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Energy
and then White House Deputy Chief of Staff. Mr. Moore has headed the AF&PA
since February 1, 1995.
Green Permit in Oregon
LouisianaPacific Corp. recently announced that its Hines, Ore. engineered wood
plant has received Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality's Green Permit,
the first of its kind issued in the nation.
New District Supervisor for PLIB
The Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau has appointed Glen S. Walton as the
Bureau's newest District Quality Control Supervisor for the Washington/Oregon
district. For the past 27 years, Walton has been involved with the grading of
lumber for Weyerhaeuser at their Cottage Grove, Ore. facility, moving from
certified grader to timber deck grader to sawmill quality control to his current
position as Head Grader and Quality Control. Glen will relocate to the Puget
Sound area and will work out of his home office. Until that time, he can be
reached through the PLIB head office in Federal Way, Wash., at (253)
California Logging Plans Online
The California Department of Forestry began posting the status of logging plans
on its website - www.fire.ca.gov Each
of the 1,200 logging plans the department reviews each year are listed, with
their location, their size and the dates inspections and decisions will be made
on the plans. "Making this type of information available will promote
better understanding of the intense level of review that is given to each
harvest operation to ensure forest sustainability," said CDF director