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TimberWest November/December 2013

November/December 2015

Photo of Bighorn Logging’s yarder taken by Lindsay Mohlere.

Emerald Valley Keeps on Keeping on
Resolve and flexibility are the hallmark of Emerald Valley Thinning

The Challenges of Change
Harve Dethlefs retired from electronics and began a career in logging

Don’t Overlook the Value of Alder
Defiance Forest Products discusses the marketability of Alder

A Lifetime in the Woods
Gardner Logging & Road Construction

Biomass Column
Colorado Woody Biomass Plant Plays Waiting Game

Pacific Logging Congress Review


In the News

Tech Review - Portable Grinders

Association News

Machinery Row

New Products

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Machinery Row

Intelescope Solutions Leverages DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform

DigitalGlobe Inc., a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, announced an agreement with Intelescope Solutions to enable global-scale satellite imagery data for the forestry industry.

DigitalGlobe›s Geospatial Big Data Platform combines tools, data, and infrastructure to answer challenging questions about our complex and changing world. By coupling an innovative business model with modern cloud computing capabilities, DigitalGlobe enables customers and partners to extract information at scale from the world’s largest library of commercial satellite imagery.

Intelescope, a global provider of forestry analytical services, will run its own patented algorithms against millions of square kilometers of high-resolution earth imagery within the GBD Platform to generate timely and relevant information for its customers. Intelescope’s clients, which include forestry landowners, managers, and consultants, timber REITs, TIMOs, and pension and hedge funds, are keenly interested to understand commercial timber volumes and health on a global scale.

Jason AndringaVermeer Names Jason Andringa as President and CEO

The announcement that Jason Andringa will serve as Vermeer’s President and CEO was first made in August 2014, as part of the company’s family succession planning process.

“I’m excited, honored, and humbled to have the opportunity to continue my family’s legacy of leadership at Vermeer into the third generation,” said Jason Andringa. “We will continue to fulfill our promise to our customers by capitalizing on our strengths: innovative, high-quality products; entrepreneurial dealers; and the diligent practice of continuous improvement while continuing to create opportunities for growth with today’s fast-moving customer expectations in mind.”

Prior to becoming president and CEO, Andringa served as president and COO, in addition to a number of other roles at Vermeer. Before joining Vermeer in 2005, he was a staff engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mary Andringa, current CEO and chair of the board, will assume the role of chair of the board exclusively Nov. 1, 2015.

John DeereIt’s Machine #4,000 for Deere-Hitachi Specialty Products

Forestry equipment manufacturer Deere-Hitachi Specialty Prodcuts of Langley, B.C. celebrated its 4,000 machine produced in December. The machine was a 2154D processor equipped with a Waratah HTH 622B head and more than 100 employees celebrated along with B.C. logger Shane Garner who purchased the machine and representative of Brandt Tractor.

TrelleborgTrelleborg Manufactures its First Forestry Tire in North America

Trelleborg announced that it has manufactured its first forestry tire in North America at its new production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The 430,000 square feet production facility is Trelleborg’s first in North America dedicated to the manufacture of premium radial tires for agricultural machinery. The facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment designed to the latest Trelleborg technology standards.

Andrea Masella, Country Manager Agri-cultural and Forestry Tires, Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas, commented, “Having a manufacturing presence in North America is central to our growth strategy. The new production facility enables us to increase production capacity and ensure close proximity of Trelleborg premium tires both for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tire dealers. North American customers can take pride knowing that Trelleborg’s industry leading tires are manufactured locally in the U.S.

Papé Acquires Johnson Lift and Expands Coverage as Hyster® Dealer

Hyster Company announced that Papé Material Handling, a division of the Papé Group has expanded its territory coverage with the acquisition of Johnson Lift, a division of Johnson Machinery Co. As a result, Papé Material Handling is now the authorized and exclusive Hyster® dealer in those territories previously covered by Johnson Lift, including eight Southern California counties, Yuma County in Western Arizona, and the Baja Norte region of Mexico.

This transaction allows Hyster to maintain the highest level of product availability and service for its customers, and will help Papé Material Handling grow its already successful materials handling business. For over 23 years, Papé Material Handling has positively represented the Hyster brand, receiving the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Award 21 times, which is more than any other dealer since the award’s inception—a demonstration of their dedication to excellence and record of performance.