Throughout the month of February, the American Heart Association (AHA) is asking the nation to rally together and donate for all the reasons that make life precious. For the fourth year in a row, LBX Company, Lexington, Kentucky will support the Life is Why We Give™ _campaign by giving $500 to the AHA for every Link-Belt® excavator, forestry machinery or material handler retailed in February in North America. LBX is a national program supporter for this campaign.
LBX is also challenging our North American dealers to support their local AHA chapters. During February, many Link-Belt excavator dealers will again participate in a special campaign that encourages both employees and customers to get involved locally with the American Heart Association through charitable donations or volunteering their time.
GRYB, a Canadian leader in the design, manufacture, and adaptation of attachment equipment for heavy machinery, announced that it has acquired 100 percent of Winkle Industries and its subsidiaries PROEN Engineering Solution and LiftTech Field Services. Based in Alliance, Ohio, Winkle is an industry-leading diversified supplier of engineering, mechanical, and magnetic material handling solutions and contract manufacturing services.
In addition to gaining a U.S. presence, the move helps establish GRYB as an industry frontrunner with an unmatched materials handling product offering.
The Port of Longview welcomes Dale Lewis, former Southwest Washington Deputy Director for Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler, as its new Director of External Affairs. In his prior role, Lewis served more than eight years as the Congresswoman’s liaison to public ports, making him well versed in navigation and transportation issues related to the Port of Longview.
As Director, Lewis is tasked with developing local, regional, state, and national support for port and industry related projects. His experience at the federal level will be a great asset in generating support and grant funding opportunities for major infrastructure projects, like the nearly $100 million Industrial Rail Corridor Expansion. Additionally, he will actively participate in maritime organizations that advocate for port interests and work to ensure the port is well represented in policy level discussions.
ON THE COVER
Photo taken by Mary Bullwinkel of a Tigercat LX830C at a Morris Logging operation in California.
The complete showguide to the Oregon Logging Conference
New technology aids fire-fighting efforts in Australia.
Forty Years in the Forest
Steve and Jake Morris are responsible for 40 years of successful business operations at northern California-based operation.
Katerra opens CLT mill in Spokane Valley, WA.
Sierra Nevada Stars
California men shire at the annual Lumberjack competition.
Can’t See the Forest for the Dead Trees?