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TimberWest January/February 2011

May/June 2011

Cover Photo:

Thank you to the Port of Astoria for providing this beautiful photograph.

Back in Action

First Madill 3800 in Three Years
Delivered to Rice Logging

Exports = Revenue And Jobs

Westerlund Log Handlers

Exports Up — And Staying Up!

The Port of Longview Experiences Heavy Upswing in Log Exports

Thin-Kerf Mill Operation Utilizes Old Mill Building

Tech Review

Portable Chippers and Grinders

Guest Column:

Heavy Equipment Losses —
How Can You Help Minimize Fire Claims?

In The News

Machinery Row

Woody Biomass Column

Association News

New Products


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Erich Sennebogen Sr.Industry Loses Innovator

Erich Sennebogen Sr., the driving force behind SENNEBOGEN Machinenfabrik since 1952, died at the age of 79 after losing a battle with cancer on March 21, 2011.

Starting in 1952 at the age of 21, with 13 employees, Mr. Sennebogen began building agricultural utility equipment. Under the direction of his sons Erich and Walter for the past ten years, this global organization, with over 1,000 employees, designs and builds hydraulic material handling equipment, rope excavators, cranes, carrier equipment, and steel components.

Mr. Sennebogen will be remembered as an entrepreneur with a “no such thing as can’t” attitude.

Fecon Hires Technical Service Advisor

Mike Karre is the newest addition to Fecon’s Product Support team. Mike’s responsibilities include traveling within Fecon’s dealer network to provide technical support and assist with new machine deliveries and start-ups.

Mike joins Fecon with ten plus years of service experience. Most recently he worked for a Komatsu dealer as a field service technician completing full machine repairs on construction equipment plus maintenance on forestry grinders and coloring machines.

Bandit Returns to NASCAR for Sprint Cup Action

Bandit Industries once again turned laps in NASCAR, only this time, it was with Sprint Cup driver T.J. Bell and the LTD Powersports No. 50 Bandit Toyota Camry. Bandit was the primary sponsor for Bell’s Sprint Showdown in May. Bell and Bandit returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway the following week for the Coca-Cola 600.

“Being able to support LTD Powersports and T.J. in the Sprint Cup is just huge for us,” said Bandit Industries Large Equipment Sales Manager Travis Lint. “This really gives us a chance to do something special and say thanks to our customers, and these races are some of the best in the entire NASCAR season.”

Hakmet to Distribute AFM

As of June 1, Hakmet became the new North American distributor of the Finnish AFM-Forest harvester head/processor brand.

AFM-Forest Ltd manufactures high-quality single-grip harvester, processor, combi, and energy wood heads for demanding forest operations. It has years of experience and an excellent reputation in the forest-machine market, offering customers high quality and versatile logging solutions.