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TimberWest November/December 2013

May/June 2014

Duane Settle, operates this 2013 Link-Belt 290 for Bruce Burke
Logging out of Sweet Home, Ore.

Survival Skills of the
Highly Productive
Aaron Burke, owner of Bruce Burke Logging LLC, has a rock solid philosophy on how to stay successful in an ever-changing industry.

Family Support Behind the Success
Steve Will of Steve Wills Logging & Trucking says he wouldn’t be where he is today without family, employees and very special work relationships.

Fix Up or Trade Up
Three Idaho operation owners share their experience and advice on when it’s time to fix up or trade up.

Small Outfit – Big Production
Three Star Logging out of Crescent City, Calif., demonstrates that you don’t have to be big to be productive.

Lowering Costs While Keeping Loggers Safe
A look at the Washington State Loggers Safety Initiative.

2014-2015 Buyer’s Guide
A directory of industry products, manufacturers, distributors and services

Good Years Ahead
Olympic Logging Conference Review

Finding Redemption in Beetle-Killed Pine Forests


Woody Biomass Column

In the News

Association News

Machinery Row




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Machinery Row

Tom ReedFRA Elects Tom Reed Chairman

On May 9, the Forest Resources Association’s Board of Directors elected Tom Reed, Vice President of Resources in Plum Creek’s Atlantic South region, to serve as the association’s Chairman for the coming two years.

Accepting the chairmanship, Reed thanked his predecessor, Tom Norris, for his strong leadership during the past two years, which saw the 80-year-old association hire a new president, improve its financial position, reform its dues structure, grow its political activism, and move its national headquarters to downtown Washington, D.C.

Titan Machinery to Distribute RWF BRON

Titan Machinery has been awarded the exclusive distributorship of RWF BRON forestry mulchers in the United States. BRON is a manufacturer of 275HP to 700HP mulchers used in a variety of forestry and ground-clearing applications. The newly announced partnership assigns sales, parts, and service responsibility for the complete BRON Mulcher line in the U.S. to Titan Machinery.

“BRON is a great addition to our existing product lines,” said Chuck Dull, VP of Construction Equipment – Titan Machinery. “It’s a complementary product line to our Seppi mulching attachments. Having the BRON carrier to go with the Seppi product line is a natural fit and we’re excited to offer our customers proven, integrated land-clearing solutions.”

Jamie WrightJamie Wright Named Terex Fuchs Northwestern U.S. Regional Sales Manager

Terex Construction Americas appointed Jamie Wright as the new regional sales manager in the northwestern U.S. region for Terex® Fuchs material handling equipment. In this role, Wright will have sales and distributor development responsibilities for the expansive line of Terex Fuchs purpose-built material handlers for the scrap, recycling, forestry and port markets in a territory that includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Wright has nearly 20 years of industry experience, including time as a compact equipment product specialist for Terex Construction.