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TimberWest November/December 2013

July/August 2014

Turning Challenge into Opportunity
Ted Hufford, owner of Timberline
Logging always knew going in it
wasn’t going to be easy.

Keep it Simple
Barnes and Sons Logging in Lewis County, Wash., has that “Go for It” spirit

Any Job is Possible
Pulley Logging of Sedro Woolley
takes on anything from thinning
to helicopter logging.

Safety at Tght Landings

Time for Congress to Improve
the Health of Forests
Guest Column, Nick Smith, Executive Director of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.

Pacific Logging Congress Showguide


Tech review - portable grinders

Woody Biomass Column

In the News

Association News

Machinery Row




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Machinery Row

Bobcat Central and Tigercat take over Northern California

Tigercat is very pleased to announce that Bobcat Central has taken over Northern California as a full-line authorized Tigercat distributor.

Located in Stockton, Calif., Bobcat Central is a well-established dealer and represents several quality product lines including Bobcat, Doosan, and Kubota. For 38 years, Bobcat Central has been a family-owned and operated business. Owner Don Franzia has been with the company from the very beginning, when it was founded in 1976.

“We are very excited about this formalized partnership with Tigercat,” says Don. “We know we complement each other very well to give the support loggers expect. We will be able to continue to give the customers the service that they deserve.”

John V. Faraci, CEO of International Paper, named RISI North American CEO of the Year

Mr. John V. Faraci, CEO of International Paper, has been named the 2014 North American CEO of the Year by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The award will be presented to Mr. Faraci at the 29th Annual RISI North American Forest Products Outlook Conference.

Faraci was nominated by a group of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the European and global pulp and paper industry. The criteria for nomination include leadership, vision, and strategic accomplishment.

IP’s growth under Faraci’s leadership has seen the company become a world leader in containerboard production as well as a major player in market pulp and coated paperboard. Leadership is also about making tough decisions. Faced with declining demand in the graphic paper market, IP shut down the 950,000-ton/yr white paper mill in Courtland, Ala. Labor peace in the U.S. has also been secured with a six-year master agreement with the United Steel Workers, which was signed in 2014 and covers 18 mills and more than 6,000 workers.

Forest2marketForest2Market Expands Sales Team

Forest2Market has expanded its executive sales team to deliver consistent messaging and account management as it responds to U.S. and international growth.

Gordon Culbertson, who has served Forest2Market’s customers since 2007 as Pacific Northwest Region Manager, has been appointed Director of International Business, where he will work to establish relationships and identify new business partners across the globe.

Culbertson will continue to provide service to Forest2Market’s Pacific Northwest customers until the Region Manager position is filled.

Peter Coutu, current sales manager of Forest2Market’s Midwest and Northeast regions, has been promoted to Sales Director – North America. In his new role, Coutu is responsible for customer account management and sales of all subscription services in the U.S. and Canada. Forest2Market’s regional sales staff will report to him.

Cathy MannCathy Mann, Terex® Fuchs Southwestern Regional Sales Manager

Cathy Mann has been appointed as the new Terex® Fuchs equipment Southwestern regional sales manager for Terex Construction Americas. In a territory that includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, and Hawaii, Mann now has sales and distributor development responsibilities for the complete line of Terex Fuchs material handlers, purpose-built for the lifting and reach needs of the scrap, recycling, logging, and port markets. Mann has 16 years of equipment manufacturing experience in the industry.

COMACT Expands to Pacific Coast

COMACT, a subsidiary of the BID Group of Companies, announced that it will be establishing a new “COMACT USA” spare parts and service center in Washington State. This strategic location places Comact in the four quarters of North America. Ultimately, the new location will drastically decrease time-to-market and related costs of products that would otherwise be shipped from one of BID/COMACT’s Canadian locations.

The new branch will be located in Woodland, Wash., about 30 miles north of Portland, Ore. The offices and warehouse will accommodate a service team and inventory of critical spare parts for customers in the region.

Quebec-based COMACT Huron Capital and Bandit Industries Sign Letter of Intent

Huron Capital Partners and Bandit Industries entered into a letter of intent to recapitalize Bandit as a private company and provide resources and capital to reinforce Bandit’s continued record growth while accelerating the company’s global growth strategy.

Jerry Morey will continue to run the business as president and CEO. Upon closing, a CEO succession plan will be initiated to recruit and train a top caliber executive to lead the business into its next phase of growth. Mike Morey Sr. and Dianne Morey will remain with the company in consulting roles. Bandit will be co-owned by Jerry Morey, Mike Morey, Dianne Morey, and Huron Capital. The investment is expected to close in early fall 2014.