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
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
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