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TimberWest January/February 2011

March/April TimberWest

Making Our Own Success
Chehalis Valley Timber

Teaming Tradition with Technology
Meadowlark Log Homes

Visionary at the Helm
Warner Enterprises

Redwood Logging Conference Review

Tech Review
Harvesting and Processing Heads

OLC Review
Portable Chippers and Grinders

Guest Column:
Loggers’ Success Tied to
Embracing Technology and
Diversifying Operations in 2011
By Nate Clark, Manager
Forestry Marketing, John Deere


In The News

Association News

Woody Biomass Column

New Products

Machinery Row



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Machinery Row

Roberts joins SENNEBOGEN Team
Mitch Roberts has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager for California, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada and Arizona. Mitch Roberts brings over 35 years of experience in the industrial and construction equipment industry to his new position. His extensive knowledge of the SENNEBOGENproduct line as a Product Specialist for Briggs Equipment and most recently with Florida-based Great Southern Equipment Company makes him a valuable addition to the SENNEBOGEN team,” says Constantino Lannes, president of SENNEBOGEN. The appointment is effective immediately PCI Waste & Recycling Equipment is new Bandit Dealer

Bandit Industries is proud to welcome PCI Waste & Recycling Equipment of Portland, Ore., as the latest addition to the expanding family of Bandit dealers.

Serving the entire Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, PCI’s full line of industrial refuse and recycling equipment will be a perfect home for Bandit’s comprehensive offering of chippers and stump grinders. “Bandit is very professional to deal with,” said Dave Eagy, who owns PCI along with his wife Lahna. “We’ll have all inhouse service; Greg Latimer in operations, Donald Wiseman in sales, and the rest of our staff bring 29 years of chipper experience to the table, and we’re very excited to be on board with Bandit.”

PCI Waste & Recycling Equipment is a full-service dealer, with a complete line of Bandit chippers, stump grinders, andindustrial refuse and recycling equipment.

New Directors at Ponsse
Pekka Ruuskanen (42), Forestry Engineer, has been appointed Managing Director of Ponsse North America Inc., effective June 1. In his new position, Ruuskanen will be responsible for the operations of Ponsse North America Inc., and he will be stationed in Rhinelander, Wisc. Marko Mattila (37), Forestry Engineer, has been appointed Area Director, North American Dealers, also effective June 1.

In his new role, Mattila will be responsible for the support and development of Ponsse’s dealer network in North America. His post will be in Vieremä, Finland, and he will report to Sales and Marketing Director Jarmo Vidgrén.

Western States wins Catâ Eagle Award for Excellence in Forestry
Caterpillar Forest Products presented the 2010 Eagle Award for Excellence to Western States Equipment Co. at the Forestry Worldwide Dealer Meeting this March.

The award is given to Catâ dealers in recognition of their world-class sales and support of Cat purpose-built forestry equipment. Seven Eagle Awards were presented at the worldwide dealer meeting.

Western States was honored for gaining PINS (percentage of industry sales) as a result of the dealer’s strong commitment to local forestry organizations and customers. The dealership, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is in the top five for PINS in North America and is a major forestry equipment supplier in its region.

Western States regional sales manager, John Rollins, accepted the award.