September October 2005



Machinery Row

Company's Help out with Katrina Relief Efforts

Companies are stepping up and helping relief efforts in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina. As part of an over one million dollar joint CNH brand hurricane relief effort, Kobelco Construction Machinery America LLC, is donating equipment and providing cash assistance to support humanitarian relief and reconstruction work.

Kobelco is shipping two Dynamic Acera SK210 excavators from its plant in Calhoun, Ga., to the local government in Plaquemines Parish, La. The parish was severely damaged by Katrina.

As part of the same CNH brank hurricane relief efforts New Holland Construction is also donating equipment and cash assistance. Seven New Holland turbo loader backhoes have already been delivered to the local government in Plaquemines Parish.

Papé Machinery Acquires Gregory Equipment

In July Papé Machinery, Inc., acquired the assets of Gregory Equipment, a complete machine shop and heavy equipment repair facility in Redding, Calif. Located at 5065 Caterpillar Rd. in Redding, Gregory Equipment was founded by Steve and Jo Gregory in 1978. Papé Machinery began location in the same facility on August 1.

Peterson Appoints New CFO

Peterson (also known as Peterson Pacific) appointed Nolin Barnes the new Chief Financial Officer in May. Barnes graduated from Oregon State University and has worked in the manufacturing sector his entire professional career. His previous experience includes senior financial or general management roles in food processing, sawmill equipment and aerospace-part manufacturing for more than 20 years.

Stellar Adds Operations Manager and CFO

Stellar Industries recently appointed David Backus as its new Chief Financial Officer. Backus was previously a financial consultant for two years. Stellar also recently appointed Steven Schniders as the new Manager of Operations. Until his appointment, he was the company Engineering Manager and oversaw the management of technical and service-related areas.

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Swanson Acquires Stud Mill

Swanson Group Inc., headquartered in Glendale, Ore., will purchase Glide Lumber Co. from TreeSource Industries, Inc. Swanson intends to take over the Glide mill in early October, and operate it as Glide Lumber Products, LLC.

WSU Dean Joins Board

In August, Dr. Daniel Bernardo, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources Sciences at Washington State University, became the newest member of Washington’s Board of Natural Resources. Dr. Bernardo replaces Dr. Jim Cook, who served on the board as Interim Dean of the College from August 2003 to July 2005.
Bernardo began his term as Dean at Washington State University in August of 2005. Prior to his new role with WSU, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University (KSU) from 1995 until 2005.

Western Forest Products Names Kerr New COO

Western Forest Products Inc. announced the appointment of Duncan Kerr to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kerr assumed his new duties early in September 2005 and joins Western from RLG International, an international consulting company. He spent 12 years with RLG, the last seven as a senior project manager, advising a number of clients on performance improvement measures in the lumber, logging, pulp and paper, and energy sectors.

Caterpillar Manager Appointed to EPA Committee

John Campbell, general manager of engineering for the Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division, has been appointed by the EPA to serve on its Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC).

Campbell, a 39-year veteran of Caterpillar, was a leader of the research and development effort that resulted in the invention of the company's breakthrough ACERT(R) Technology.

Buche Customer Service Advisor for Papé

Shawn Buche has been named customer service advisor for Papé Machinery’s Bend territory. Buche has worked for Papé as a shop mechanic for nearly three years.


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