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TimberWest January/February 2011

November/December 2012

Environmental Integrity
A look at West Fork Timber, two decades after the spotted owl legislation

Don’t Put Your Logs in One Basket
Schmitz Logging gleans valuable
lessons from the recession

Bring on the Biomass
Hermann Brothers increases profit to forest landowners utilizing biomass

Woody Biomass Column
Think Globally, Act Locally

Small Management, Different Styles
Three managers share their techniques

Tech Review – Forwarders

Guest Columnist
What Independent Contractors Need to Know about Worker’s Compensation

PLC Highlights


In The News

Machinery Row

Association News

New Products




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Acme Manufacturing Moves to Eugene

To better serve the needs of its many logging customers, Acme Manufacturing, Inc. moved from their Springfield location to a new building in Eugene, Ore. The new location includes a 20,000 square foot manufacturing and rebuilding shop, with an additional 11,000 square feet of office space. Their new contact information is: 9009 Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR 97402, 541-741-2200.

Case Donates to Toys for Tots Following Hurricane

Case Construction Equipment shipped more than 3,000 die-cast construction machine models to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, following the destruction of the organization’s toy warehouse in Dover, N.J., during Superstorm Sandy.

The detailed scale models of Case earthmoving machines, such as wheel loaders, skid steers and loader/backhoes, will be among the toys distributed this holiday season to children of families in need.,

Caterpillar Forestry Announces Change in Leadership

After seven years as president of Caterpillar Forest Products, John Carpenter has accepted a new role within Caterpillar as its global Construction Industries Technology & Solutions manager, effective January 1, 2013. Kevin Thieneman, currently Caterpillar’s country manager for China, India and Southeast Asia, will replace Carpenter as president of Caterpillar Forest Products.

“I leave Forestry with mixed emotions but look forward to the new challenges that lay ahead. I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working with a lot of talented and passionate customers, distributors and employees within the worldwide Forestry market,” Carpenter said. “I will miss all those relationships, but I’m proud of what we have accomplished in Caterpillar Forest Products.”

ALC Honors Clark

Nate Clark, manager, corporate citizenship and vice president of the John Deere Foundation, received the President’s Award from the American Loggers Council (ALC) at its 18th Annual Meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Clark joins Andrew Bonde and Don Switzer as the third John Deere representative honored with the award.

“Nate was selected because of his outstanding work serving as the chair of the membership committee implementing goals and targets that have put us on a path to success,” says ALC Executive Vice President Danny Dructor.

Second Generation Takes Helm at Seneca

Aaron Jones, owner and founder of 60-year-old Seneca Sawmill Company, has transitioned leadership of the Seneca Family of Companies to his three daughters, Becky, Jody and Kathy. Over the last 25 years, the three women have worked in a variety of positions at the company, from forestry to mill design to management. They will continue to work closely with Rick Re, CEO of Seneca Family of Companies, who continues to run day-to-day operations of the companies.

“Our father built one of the strongest and technologically-advanced sawmill and timber companies in the U.S., and we are honored to continue his legacy,” said Jody Jones.