March April, 2003





Machinery Row

Trask River Mill Purchased by Stimson
Stimson Lumber Co. has purchased from TreeSource Industries the former Trask River Lumber sawmill in Tillamook, Ore., and operations under the new name Stimson Lumber Tillamook began January 6. The mill will produce 50 percent green Douglas fir and 50 percent kiln-dried white woods.

Caterpillar and Pape Brothers Sign Asset Purchase Agreement
On February 5 Caterpillar Inc. and Pape Bros., Inc. announced an agreement in principal that will transfer ownership of Caterpillar dealership assets from Pape (an Eugene, Ore.-based company) to Caterpillar Inc. Pape will continue to serve as the Caterpillar dealer for southern Oregon and adjacent counties in northern California until the transaction is finalized.

Beijing International High-Tech Expo
May 23-26, 2003 marks the sixth Beijing International High- Tech Expo. It’s a high-tech international cooperation and exchange convention jointly organized by the PRC Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Information Industry, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Beijing Municipality. For more information log onto  or e-mail

Wallingford's and BABAC Join With Brandt Tractor
Wallingford's Inc., North America’s largest manufacturer/ distributor of logging supplies, and Brandt Tractor, the world’s largest independent John Deere dealer, have announced a major marketing agreement for BABAC Tire Chains. Brandt Tractor’s Paul Breitkreuz will be coordinating the tire chain program from the newly established distribution center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Emmerson Honored
A.A. "Red" Emmerson of Sierra Pacific Industries was awarded the 2002 Harry A. Merlo Award at the World Forestry Center's board of directors meeting in New Zealand on November 13.

Wetsel, Jr. Receives 2002 BASF
Award BASF Forestry Products, along with the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation, named Cecil Wetsel, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Wetsel-Oviatt Lumber Company, as the winner of the 2002 BASF Forestry Products Outstanding Achievements in Sustainable Forestry Award. Wetsel was recognized for significant achievements in spreading the message of sustainable forestry and demonstrating the positive benefits this management approach brings to local communities and businesses. He has crafted his second-generation lumber business, headquartered in El Dorado Hills, Calif., into a working classroom and living billboard to promote sustainable forestry.

Nipigon Purchase
Columbia Forest Products of Portland, Ore., has said it plans to purchase the Nipigon Multiply hardwood plywood underlayment operation in Ontario, Canada from Weyerhaeuser Co. Weyerhaeuser's Building Materials organization will maintain a role as agent for Columbia in selling and distributing.

Hanson Named Stellar Regional Sales Manager
Gary Hanson has been appointed Stellar Industries’ regional sales manager for the Western region of North America. His duties include servicing the Western U.S. and Canadian Territories with sales of Stellar shuttle hooklift loaders, mechanic cranes, and utility bodies. "I look forward to maintaining current Stellar hooklift and service crane dealer relationships as well as establishing new ones," says Hanson.


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