DENSO Names Operations Director

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has named Joseph Wright as its new director of Americas Operations. Wright is responsible for overseeing all DENSO shipping and receiving operations across North America, including DENSO’s warehouse and distribution centers in California and Indiana.

Wright brings more than 20 years of experience in warehousing, transportation, global logistics, procurement, and production to the position. His other areas of expertise include budget management, vendor negotiations, quality control, regulatory compliance, customer service, and employee engagement as well as e-commerce and retail sales.

Cascade TraderCascade Trader has New Location

Cascade Trader is still located in Chehalis, Washington, but has relocated to 215 Hamilton Rd. North — between freeway exists 72 and 74. Again, just the address has changed, all contact information will remain the same.

The company is excited about the larger building, as they now have servicing, parts and everything else, under one roof. They invite you to come by and take a look for yourselves!

Link Obtains Hadley’s SmartValve and SAMS Brands, Integrated Dynamic Suspension Control Business and More

Link Mfg. Ltd., the leader in specialty-engineered suspensions, announced that it has finalized an agreement acquiring valve and suspension control product lines and related expertise from Hadley Products Corp. A manufacturer and supplier to commercial truck, bus, RV, military, and specialty vehicle markets since the 1940s, Hadley’s well-known brands include its award-winning SmartValve Electronic Height Control System and Smart Air Management System (SAMS). 

As part of Link’s investment, several key staff will be transitioning from Hadley to the Link team. Link will also obtain the rights to Hadley’s dynamic air suspension control technology that improves aerodynamics, reduces rolling resistance, and increases tractive performance by precisely balancing a vehicle’s weight at speed. Hadley’s entire portfolio of legacy mechanical height control valve business is also being procured by Link in the transaction.

2020 – a Record Year for FAE

Despite global difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a record year for FAE, and the company achieved and exceeded the objectives set at the end of 2019. In 2020 there were introductions or significant updates to ten models in the Land Clearing and Construction lines.

FAE’s technology innovation in 2020 included the Bite Limiter for excavator mulchers and the introduction of the revolutionary Sonic system also on UML/EX/VT and UML/S/EX/VT forestry mulchers for excavators. The Bite Limiter technology reduces power demand and promotes a consistent working speed. The Sonic system ensures perfect alignment of the operating machine and the FAE mulcher through automatic calibration and constantly manages the mulcher’s hydraulic parameters.

FAE’s record figures in 2020 also involved human resources. The number of employees rose above 250, with 40 new hires over the last 12 months.

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From Yarder to Ground
Mark Swanson of Mark Swanson Logging has had the ability to change mid-stride and grasp opportunity for 36 years.

The Next Generation Logging in Southwest Washington
At 34 years old, Adam Zepp, owner of Fuller Creek Enterprises LLC, is one of the younger members in the logging industry, but he’s no newcomer. He is the third generation of Zepps in the woods.

Managing Log Loader Maintenance
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Jammin’ Gears and Throwin’ Tongs
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