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Machinery Row

Halvorsen returns to Hallco
Hallco Industries, Inc. welcomes Russ Halvorsen back into the role of General Manager after a seven-year hiatus. Russ had held this same position for over 12 years at Hallco, and his vast experience and qualifications will again be a great asset to Hallco Industries.

While Russ manages the day-to-day operations of Hallco, President Steve Hallstrom will have the freedom to concentrate his expertise on the strategic planning and long-term development of the company.

Ponsse Makes Management Changes
Mikko Paananen LL.M., CFO and member of the Management Team at Ponsse since 2002, is leaving the company due to personal reasons. The company's finances will, until further notice, be managed by Juho Nummela, President and CEO.

Clearwater Paper Selects Colgrove as VP
Clearwater Paper Corporation named Thomas A. Colgrove, 57, Vice President of the company's pulp and paperboard division. Mr. Colgrove replaces Harry Seamans who retired from the company on April 30, 2009.

Colgrove most recently was Senior Director, family care products, for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he was responsible for seven manufacturing facilities with 4,200 employees.

Caterpillar & Navistar Move Relationship Forward
As the next step in the alliance announced in June 2008, Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corporation have signed an agreement to produce Caterpillar heavy-duty vocational trucks for sale in North America and form a 50/50 joint venture that will pursue global commercial truck opportunities outside of North America.

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Owens said, "This is an important milestone, and Caterpillar looks forward to becoming a significant player in the global on-highway truck market.

Tigercat expands presence
Tigercat has appointed ICC Peru SAC as its authorized full-service dealer for the country of Peru. Established in 1995, ICC Peru is a leading after-market supplier of track components, engine parts, and ground engagement tools.

Tigercat also appointed the Shinyoung Equipment Co. based out of Anyang-City, South Korea, to be its authorized full-service dealer for the Republic of South Korea. Shinyoung Equipment is a leading supplier of premium branded industrial products to the wood fibre and construction industries.

Weyerhaeuser's iLevel Facilities Achieve SFI Certification
iLevel, Weyerhaeuser's integrated residential framing business, providing both products and unified building solutions, has now achieved SFI certification at all of its facilities across North America.

"iLevel and Weyerhaeuser have long been committed to green building, and operating our facilities and managing our forests in environmentally responsible ways," says Susan Swirsley, Director of Marketing Services for iLevel.

Earlier this year, iLevel products became the first to receive the Green Approved product seal of approval from the NAHB Research Center.

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