Volvo Generation2 Used Equipment Program
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Asheville, N.C. has introduced a new
pre-owned construction equipment remarketing program for its dealers and their
customers. The program, Volvo Generation2, is designed to give equipment owners
access to pre-owned, Volvo-certified machines that meet Volvo’s rigid factory
standards and remarketing specifications. The equipment is supported by unique
warranty plans and a variety of flexible finance arrangements. The new Volvo
Generation2 program was introduced in October 2003, and is in full operation at
many Volvo CE authorized dealer locations. There are two categories of
machinery. Category One includes machines no more than three years old with less
than 4,000 hours and no structural problems. These machines should also be in
like-new condition with a minimum of 70 percent of their life remaining and a 50
percent life left on tires and undercarriage. Category Two includes equipment
that is less than five years old and has fewer than 6,000 hours, no structural
problems and 50 percent life remaining.
Wood-Mizer opens Alaska Sales Center
Portable and industrial band sawmill manufacturer Wood-Mizer had a grand opening
celebration at its newest location in Palmer, Alaska this March. The new
location will be managed veteran Wood-Mizer sawmill owners by Carl, Russ, and
Sonya Frantzich. The location will offer some of the most common replacement
parts, along with performing emergency service and will play host to customer
seminars and field days. The Alaska ASC enhances Wood-Mizer’s already strong
representation in the west, which also includes a full-service branch in
Portland, Oregon, and an authorized sales center in Sheridan, California. The
Portland Branch will serve as the main support arm for the new Alaska ASC, and
as Wood-Mizer’s nerve center in the west. For more information about Wood-Mizer
Products, phone (317) 808-0849, or e-mail email@example.com. For detailed
directions to the new Alaska location, call the office directly, at (907)
746-3030 or visit www.woodmizer.com.
Oregon Forestry Board Gains Members and
In February, three new members joined the Oregon Board of Forestry. Barbara D.
Craig of Portland, Stephen D. Hobbs of Corvallis, and Jennifer K. Phillippi of
Cave Junction will serve four-year terms on the board, which sets policy for the
forestlands of the state. The Oregon Board of Forestry also selected regional
Operator of the Year Award winners for 2003. The winners are recognized for
conducting their forest operations in a manner that helps protect natural
resources, often exceeding the state’s Forest Practice Act rules. . • Mark
Tsiatsos, M&S Timber Company of LaGrande, earned the Eastern Oregon Operator of
the Year Award for an integrated and comprehensive land management approach
promoting sustainable use of forestlands.
• Brent Parries, Pacific Forest Contractors of Estacada, was honored with the
Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year Award for a 41-acre operation that
includes a wetland area and two fish bearing streams.
• Lone Rock Logging, Lone Rock Timber Company of Roseburg, was awarded the
Southwest Oregon Operator of the Year Award for timber harvesting above Cooper
Creek Reservoir, Sutherlin. The crew took numerous precautions to mitigate the
steep terrain and safeguard the reservoir.
• Blaine Waldiene, LA Logging, Inc. of Coquille, received a merit award for
harvesting timber on very steep and difficult terrain in the Elliott State
• Russ Young, Iron Triangle, LLC of John Day, also received a merit award for
harvesting stands with forest health challenges, such as overstocking, heavy
mistletoe infections and bark beetle outbreaks.
John Yeoman Leads Aftermarket Parts
John Yeoman recently accepted the position of general manager with Aftermarket
Parts, Inc. During his 27 years in the forestry equipment field, John has held
top management positions at both Timberjack and John Deere. Most recently, he
directed Minnpar’s efforts to develop their forestry equipment parts division.
John’s immediate plans are to broaden Aftermarket Parts’ current product line
within the timber harvesting field and develop a stronger market presence.
Operations Switching Hands
Boise Cascade Corp. has announced it will sell its plywood plant and sawmill
complex in Yakima, Wash. to Frontier Resources LLC, of Eugene, Ore. Boise will
continue to retain ownership of its approximately 200,000 acres of Central
Washington timberlands. According to a news release from Boise, Frontier is in
the process of developing its plans for the acquired properties. The Associated
Press reported that Panel Products of Milwaukie, Ore. has purchased the former
Louisiana-Pacific veneer drying operation in Rogue River, Ore. The Lanoga
Corp.’s Lumbermens building material supply subsidiary has agreed to purchase
San Lorenzo Lumber Co., a six-facility lumberyard operator headquartered in
Santa Cruz, Calif., says the American City Business Journals. Lanoga operates
300 facilities in 20 states, and the new yards begin using the Lumbermens name
beginning March 1.
Blount Organization Changes
Blount, Inc. FIED has announced that the senior management structure is being
realigned to position the Company to take advantage of the growth opportunities
that lie ahead. “It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr.
George E. Albright to the position of Vice President of Product Support for FIED,
effective immediately,” said Dennis Eagan, President. Most recently, George was
with Volvo Construction Equipment as its VP of Product Support. James Pfeiffer
will assume the newly created position of VP of Marketing for Blount, Inc. FIED.
Dick Hemmelgarn will now be responsible for sales of all Logger ’s brand
products and Timberking products.
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