machinery row

Wallingford’s Announces Distribution of Carlton Saw Chain

Wallingford’s Inc. has recently been appointed as a new Carlton Harvester & Slasher chain distributor to serve customers all across North America.

Wallingford’s Inc., with head office in Oakland, Maine, has distribution facilities in the states of New Hampshire and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario.

John Wallingford, president of Wallingford’s, stated, “We are very excited with this new cooperation between Blount and Wallingford’s, as it unites two great brands, thus offering our customers one-stop purchasing with incredible choices.”

Rob Bias Joins Modern Machinery

Modern Machinery, the Komatsu distributor, is pleased to announce that Rob Bias has joined the company as Branch Manager in Portland, Oregon. Rob received his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and completed his Master’s degree at Colorado State University.  In between, he spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corp. “Semper Fi”! 

Rob brings a lot of product knowledge regarding the construction business; he has spent 13 years at Komatsu America Corporation; several years working in the Utility Group with the compact products before moving on to the District Manager’s position. Most recently, he was the West Region Regional Manager. 

“We welcome Rob to Modern,” says Lamont Cantrell, Vice President of Sales at Modern Machinery. “He brings enthusiasm, energy, and technical strengths to the company. We expect him to have a major impact on our customer base.”

Kadant Expands Presence in Forest Products Segment

Kadant Inc. expanded its position in the forest products machinery market with its recent acquisition of the forest products business of NII FPG Company, which includes Nicholson Manufacturing and Valon Kone. As global leaders in the design and manufacture of equipment used by sawmills, veneer mills, and other producers in the forest products industry, the addition of these two global brands adds breadth and depth to Kadant’s product offering to the forest products industry.

Nicholson and Valon Kone will continue to operate independently with their own sales, engineering, and manufacturing centers as they did prior to Kadant acquiring the business.

“We are pleased to complete this transaction and welcome our new colleagues to the Kadant family,” said Jonathan Painter, president and CEO of Kadant. “Nicholson and Valon Kone provide world class products and service to their customers, and we are proud to have them join the Kadant group.” 

Steve’s Extreme Excavation, Potlatch, IdahoTigercat Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Starting out in 1992, as a small company with a single prototype and no distribution, Tigercat has come a long way in just 25 years.

Tigercat“We began designing the 726 in the fall of 1991 with a goal to have it completed and ready to exhibit at a live, in-woods show in Quitman, Georgia, in April 1992. Although lacking some finishing touches, such as finding a location for the batteries, which we had temporarily secured with bungee cords under the engine, we loaded it on a truck and set out for the southeast USA,” explains Tigercat president Tony Iarocci.

Don Snively, now district manager for the southern U.S., toured the prototype machine around the United States for forty days until a logger took a leap of faith, and the machine found a home at Williston Timber in north Florida. To commemorate the silver anniversary, Tigercat took the prototype machine in trade from Williston Timber so it could return home, be restored, and live on for decades to come.


TimberWest November/December 2013
July/August 2017

On the Cover
Rob Keefe attaching a GNSS locator on a carriage with David Henderson Logging at a cedar pole sale near Headquarters, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Ann Wempe.

Southern Oregon Operator of the Year
Plikat Logging’s exceptional work on a demanding job got the attention of the Oregon Department of Forestry

The Next Big Thing in Plywood
Oregon’s Freres Lumber is taking its operations a step further, building a specialized manufacturing facility to produce the company’s newest innovation, Mass Plywood Panels

Firebreak Column
The drone dummies are back

Taking It to the Extreme
The company takes on the dangerous jobs that nobody wants to tackle

Telematics Technology
Technology promises to be a game changer for forest operations

2017/2018 Buyer’s Guide & Directory of Western Forest Products and Suppliers
Full list of products, manufacturers, distributors and services

Guest Column
Biopesticide-based pest control strategies


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