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TimberWest November/December 2013

Nov/December 2014

A Lone Wolf in the Woods
Photo by Lindsay R. Mohlere captures Lone Rock Logging, working their Pierce DeLimbinator

Leader in Stewardship and Maximum Production
It’s Lone Rock Logging’s proactive commitment that has won them so many awards, including the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest 2013 Operator of the year.

A Lone Wolf in the Woods
Fred Warth Contracting prides itself on taking on the small jobs that others walk away from.

Making Wood Waste Valuable
Rawlings Manufacturing sets up a new test facility at its Spokane manufacturing center to focus all aspects of wood waste processing.

Productivity and Safety
Go Hand in Hand

Sevier Logging based out of Olympia, Wash., focuses on high production and safe practices.

A Cat Tradition
Lind Logging out of B.C. isn’t afraid to try something new, especially if it’s technology being developed by Cat.

The Show
America Logger Council annual meeting review.


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Machinery Row

Wood-Mizer Announces Winner of 2014 Business Best Contest

Sawmill manufacturer Wood-Mizer LLC, recently announced the winners of their 2014 Business Best Contest, a long-standing tradition that recognizes Wood-Mizer sawmill owners who have demonstrated exemplary business methods.

Honey Grove Hardwoods LLC of Honey Grove, Penn., won First Place. Additional Business Best award winners for 2014 include Wood Castle Furniture of Albany, Ore.; Westgate Urban Woods of California; Timbergreen Farm of Wisconsin; The J Team of Massachusetts; North Woods of Oregon; Family Investments Inc. of Washington; True South Sawmill and Woodworking of South Carolina; and Verdin Sawing of Louisiana.

FAE Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Founded in 1989 by four partners, FAE is the leading manufacturer in land clearing equipment and PTO mounted construction attachments.

FAE celebrated their milestone September 13 at the world headquarters in Italy with almost 400 people in attendance including employees, top-selling dealers, and a few loyal customers. At the party’s welcome speech, president and co-founder Mr. Diego Scanzoni discussed the history of the company and how the company has become the global leader in the industry.

Terex Construction Announces New Leadership in Americas

Terex Construction announced the appointment of Gary Dennis as Vice President and General Manager of Terex Construction Americas and Global Aftermarket. In support of Terex Construction’s continued focus on customer responsiveness and process improvement, Gary will work with the company’s teams in Southaven, Miss., and Rothenburg, Germany, to ensure that Terex Construction Americas is well-positioned to meet market demands and is focused on continuous improvement.

Materials Handling Pioneer Paul Laroia to Retire from NMHG

NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, announced that its vice president of aftermarket, Paul Laroia, has indicated plans to retire. Laroia will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

RotochopperRotochopper Expanding for the Future

Rotochopper Inc. recently completed an 8,400 sq. ft. factory expansion, which includes a new shipping and receiving area, paint preparation bay, and parts warehouse. “When our customers invest in Rotochopper grinding equipment, we have to continue to invest in them,” states John Babcock, Rotochopper president. “This new warehouse is just one small, practical way we are planning ahead to maintain our commitment to customer uptime.”

The warehouse expansion went into use December 1, 2014. As Rotochopper customers have continued to diversify into more raw materials and end products, the company has been adding new options and new tooth and screen designs to meet their needs. This new warehouse will help them keep pace with the growing need for unique wear parts.