Jan Feb, 2003





Machinery Row

Modern Machinery Company Acquires PNE
Modern Machinery Company, Inc., a heavy equipment dealer headquartered in Missoula, Mont., has acquired the assets and operations of Pacific North Equipment (PNE). This adds to its service area stores currently in Missoula and Billings, Mont., Boise and Pocatello, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., with the addition of Kent and Chehalis Wash., Portland and Eugene, Ore., and Magadan, Russia. The acquisition makes Modern Machinery one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the U.S. Modern Machinery has also been appointed the authorized distributor of Valmet and Timbco forest machines for the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon.

Sierra Added to Team
Partek Forest is pleased to announce the appointment of Sierra Machinery Services of Pleasant Grove, Calif., as the Timbco and Valmet dealer for Northern California. "Sierra Machinery brings us closer to the customer in California and is therefore a perfect fit in our distribution strategy" said Leif Magnusson, President.

New Positions at LBX
There are a few new faces at LBX, the makers of Link-Belt equipment. Larry McAddo has been named product specialist for hydraulic excavators. Before coming to LBX he was sales manager with Performance Machinery in Bozeman, Mont. Scott Sutherland is the new manager of product planning and development of excavators at LBX.

RENS Sold to Lacey-Harmer
RENS Manufacturing Company, Inc. has sold certain assets, including its name "Rens metal detectors" to Lacey-Harmer Company of Portland, Ore. The former RENS Manufacturing Co. has changed its name to HPN, and continues to do business that is not related to the manufacture of metal detectors for sawmill and other industrial applications.

Rayonier Names New Northwest Operations Director
Rayonier has promoted Eric S. Fanelli from manager, forest resources and operations in New Zealand to Director of Northwest operations. He will be responsible for Rayonier’s 380,000 acres of timberland in Washington. Fanelli has a BS in Forest Resources Management and an MS in Forest Biometrics. He also graduated from the Harvard Program for Management Development in 2001.


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