May and June 2006



Machinery Row


Pierce Pacific Acquires Portion of Denharco

In April, Pierce Pacific Manufacturing Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer of forestry, construction and material handling attachments, completed the acquisition of certain assets of Denharco Inc. of Saint- Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.

Denharco is a leading brand of mechanized forestry equipment in the North American forestry market and its products include a full line of stroke delimbers, single grip harvester/processors and log handling equipment.

Pierce will continue to service Denharco parts business from existing Canadian locations in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec and Edmonton, Alberta, and in the United States from Baton Rouge, La. and its headquarters in Portland. Pierce Pacific will move all manufacturing of Denharco products to Portland.

Mike Hildebrandt, President of Pierce Pacific, says Pierce Pacific will continue to market both brands of competitive products, and expects production of Denharco products in Portland to begin in approximately 120-150 days.


Volvo Construction Equipment Rents in Post Falls, Idaho

Volvo Construction Equipment Rents (Volvo Rents) announced the signing of a franchise agreement for a new equipment rental center in Post Falls, Idaho.

Inland Rental, LLC has entered into a Volvo Rents franchise agreement to open an equipment rental center that will serve the Spokane, Wash. and North Idaho markets. Troy and Stacey Peterson and John Novell are the principal owners of Inland Rental, LLC. The independently owned and operated franchise will open in a few weeks and will carry, in addition to Volvo construction equipment, a comprehensive line of essential equipment and tools for the construction, commercial, industrial and homeowner markets.


Plum Creek Names Kosar

Plum Creek Timber Company named Leonard A. Kosar as its executive vice president. He will oversee the company's 8 million acres of timberland and 10 wood products mills. Kosar's previous employer was General Electric, where he was president of GE Plastics Pacific and was responsible for the company's $2.1 billion plastics business in Asia.


United Rentals HoldsGrand Opening in Fairbanks

The new United Rentals branch in Fairbanks celebrated its grand opening event on May 11, at its 1700 Van Horn Road location. United Rentals experts demonstrated new equipment technologies and safe operating techniques, and showcased the latest advances in construction productivity.


Weyerhaeuser Sells Mills to Flakeboard

Flakeboard Company Limited announced that it has entered into negotiations to purchase Weyerhaeuser's North American composite panel business. For Flakeboard, this would mean adding an annual particleboard and MDF capacity of 1.1 billion square feet (3/4-inch basis) to it current production of 400 million square feet annually.

The mills involved in the purchase include two in Oregon (Albany and Eugene), one in Malvern, Ark., another in Simsboro, La., and the last in Bennettsville, SC.


Skodack Joins Sennebogen

Sennebogen, LLC recently announced the appointment of Tom Skodack as Regional Sales Manager for Western U.S. and Mexico. “Tom has over 18 years in the material handling business and is as a well respected member of the industry,” says Constantino Lannes, President of Sennebogen.

“Now that I have started to get to know the dealers and equipment first hand, I know that I have moved to an excellent situation,” says Skodack.


Jewell Attachments' Grand Opening

On February 8, Jewell Attachment's celebrated the grand opening its new manufacturing facility in the Portland, Oregon suburb of Tualatin. Offering more than 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, the new facility takes the manufacturer of equipment and attachments from extremely cramped quarters to a site that is spacious, wellplanned and truly world-class in every regard.

Hundreds of people attended the opening, including customers, dealers, vendors, suppliers and key personnel from throughout the ranks of parent company Paladin.

“This new facility will allow better manufacturing techniques to take hold, reduce lead times and afford an overall streamlining of the production process,” said Paladin Chairman Bill Van Sant. “It will also allow Jewell to make that leap to the next level in serving new customers and new markets — a move that was simply not possible in the company's previous location.”



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