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TimberWest November/December 2013

Nov./Dec. 2013

Tower Logging has the Best Views
NDC Timber Inc. - 30 Years of Corporate and Environmental Responsibility

Safety is Number One Priority
Headrick Logging, Anderson, Calif.

Woody Biomass Column: Montana Mill Provides Real Case Study

A Different Kind of Tong Thrower
Summit Machinery

Vintage Saws
Highlight of the 2013 Elmia Wood Show

Traveling Mill Finds a Home
Vaagen Brothers Lumber

Guest Columnist
A look at Tier 4 Engines


New Products

In The News

Machinery Row

Association News


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Morbark Holds Successful Demo Days

Morbark’s 2013 Demo Days were held in October at the company’s corporate headquarters in Winn, Mich.

The event opened with a welcome by CEO Lon Morey and President Jim Shoemaker, before immediately moving into the factory tours. Attendees from at least six countries toured the one million square foot facility and got a chance to see the various lines and talk to employees.

A lively Tier 4 Engine vendor panel featured Shane Patzer, OEM Account Manager, Michigan Cat; Steve Kimbell, OEM Account Manager, Superior Diesel Inc.; Aaron Cozart, OEM Account Manager, Cummins Bridgeway; and John Foote, VP Sales & Manufacturing, Morbark. Attendees left with an understanding of Tier 4 engine approaches and what these changes would mean in the near future.

The day wrapped up with friendly Boxer Rodeo using Morbark’s new Boxer, followed by dinner..

The highlight was the demo, which included the 50/48 NCL, the M20R Forestry, the 40/36 NCL Micro Chipper, the 3200 Wood Hog, the 660 Track Wood Hog, the 2755 Flail Chiparvestor, 1600 tub grinder, and Mor-Bite™ Grapple.

Bandit Industries to Be Acquired by Alamo Group Inc.

Bandit Industries announced that it has entered into a letter of intent with Alamo Group Inc. whereby Alamo Group would acquire Bandit Industries.

The acquisition of Bandit by Alamo would allow Bandit Industries to better capitalize on the rapid growth the company has experienced in the last three years while also preserving the Bandit legacy built over the last 30 years.

“It was vital for us to find a company that would keep the Bandit name, the operations, the people, and everything that has made Bandit such a success,” said Jerry Morey.

Bandit is expected to remain headquartered in Michigan.

Changes at LBX

You will see new people in leadership positions at LBX Company. Eric Sauvage was appointed President and CEO, effective January 1, 2014.

Joe O’Nan has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. O’Nan previously held the position of Corporate Controller at LBX and brings more than 17 years of experience in various management positions in Accounting and Finance.

Don Harvell has been promoted to Vice President Sales North America. Harvell was most recently Director of North American Sales at LBX.

Mike Davis was named Vice President Marketing and Communication.

TFF Elects Robert Menke Jr. to its Board of Directors

Hank Menke Jr., president and CEO of OFS Brands Inc., has been elected to the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) Board of Directors for a term that begins January 1, 2014. Menke joins a group of new directors who demonstrate TFF’s founding tradition to provide a forum for industry, conservation, and academia to join forces to encourage the adoption of sustainable forestry practices in the tropical regions of the world.