Machinery RowKusiah McCullough

Tigercat’s New Factory Rep for Pacific Northwest

Tigercat appointed Kusiah McCullough to the position of factory representative for Washington and Oregon.

Based in Shelton, Washington, McCullough has been involved in many aspects of the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest for his entire working career. His specialties include steep ground logging application with a lot of seat time in both the Tigercat LS855C shovel and the L870 series feller bunchers. McCullough also has several years of experience managing field operations for various logging companies.

McCullough will be primarily involved with product support and operator training. “I want to enable customers to safely and efficiently realize the full potential of the equipment they have purchased and to teach new and innovative techniques especially as they pertain to steep ground logging.”

Peterson Cat’s New Hillsboro StorePeterson Cat’s New Hillsboro Store

Peterson Cat, authorized Cat dealer to customers in 100,000 square miles of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington, proudly announced the grand opening of its new facility at 5450 Five Oaks Drive in Hillsboro on June 1, 2018.

Peterson’s 22.5-acre store comprises 214,000 square feet of facilities to support the company’s earthmoving, forestry, and agricultural equipment sales, service, and parts operations; a Cat Rental Store location; advanced hydraulics and fabrication operations; and a BuildingPoint Pacific facility to provide customers the latest technology for use in the vertical construction industry.

“We are 100 percent committed to serving customers in the expanding Portland metro market, so we have built a brand-new facility to demonstrate that commitment,” says Duane Doyle, owner and CEO of Peterson Cat. “Our new location is conveniently located on Highway 26 and features the equipment and tooling necessary to keep today’s heavy equipment working at peak efficiency. Our Hillsboro shops boast 40 service bays, so we’re prepared to take on more work as our construction, farming, and logging customers grow and expand their operations. This facility will allow us to provide them an unparalleled quality of service.”

Forestry Experts Rewarded with $165,000

Ponsse founder Einari Vidgrén established the Einari Vidgrén Foundation in 2005 with the aim of increasing the appreciation for work in the field of mechanized wood harvesting. The purpose of the foundation is to heighten awareness of the entrepreneurship related to wood harvesting and to make the mechanized harvesting sector more attractive as a potential workplace, especially among young people.

This year awards were presented for entrepreneurial work in the forest sector, a lifetime achievement, research and development, and awards for operators. Scholarships were also awarded. In total, the foundation awarded 143,000 Euros (approximately $165,000 U.S.).

Douglas Timber Operators Chooses New Director

The Douglas Timber Operators (DTO) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Matt Hill as DTO’s new Executive Director.

Matt worked for U.S. Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) for nearly a decade. As a legislative advisor to Sen. Smith from 1999-2008, Matt worked closely with DTO and Oregon’s timber products industry on federal forest management issues. Later Matt formed a government affairs consulting business representing Oregon-based tribal and timber interests.

“I’m honored to be working with DTO and to amplify the community’s voice on how our forests can be better managed,” said Matt.

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