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Construction Equipment Company Expands Manufacturing Capabilities
Construction Equipment Company expanded in early 2013 with a 24,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 2000 square foot paint shop on eight acres in nearby Sheridan, Ore. While some may think that the decision to expand could have been premature, the father and son duo thought it the perfect time to build.
Said Gary Smith, “With the market on the way to recovery, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to expand our product line and better serve our customers.”
The shop is the perfect complement to the Tualatin, Ore., home office facility, which has been in operation for more than thirty years. The additional equipment, floor space, and man power will put CEC in the perfect position to continue to be a forerunner in the aggregate industry.
LBX Announces New President & CEO
LBX Company, maker of Link-Belt excavators, has announced that Eric Sauvage will succeed Robert Harvell as President and CEO, following his retirement at the end of the year.
In 1976, Harvell joined what is now, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company. In September 1998, he was named Executive Vice President of the newly formed LBX Company LLC (previously the excavator division of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company) and then appointed President and CEO in January, 2000. He will remain as a senior advisor and board member.
Sauvage joined LBX in 2008 as Vice President and CFO and most recently Executive Vice President and CFO, with responsibilities for Engineering/Product Development and Strategic Planning. He has a depth of global experience with over 24 years of experience in various financial and operations leadership positions.
Morbark Pledges Support of AEM “I Make America” Campaign
Morbark Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial grinding and chipping equipment, is joining the ranks of more than 100 manufacturing companies from across the country in pledging their support for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) “I Make America” campaign.
Launched in 2010, the “I Make America” campaign seeks to encourage elected officials to support legislation that could help protect and create jobs in the U.S. manufacturing industry. The campaign also seeks to increase the awareness of the broad range of workers and communities that depend on manufacturing to sustain jobs and America’s place in the world economy.
Caterpillar Offers Full Line of SATCO Felling Heads
Caterpillar Forest Products and SATCO Ltd. entered an agreement that gives Caterpillar the rights to sell and support SATCO harvesting attachments and parts worldwide. Caterpillar is the exclusive distributor everywhere except Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil, where SATCO products will be offered both through SATCO’s distributors and select Cat® dealers.
Headquartered in New Zealand, SATCO designs and manufactures a wide range of forestry attachments. “With this alliance, we can offer a full line of processing and directional felling heads for our FMs, track feller bunchers, and the 501HD harvester,” said Mike Duncan, Caterpillar Forest Products industry manager. “Cat dealers will offer a package fully supported by Caterpillar.” Products will continue to carry the SATCO brand name.
The line includes seven processing heads and two directional felling heads. The processing heads range from a weight of 2,618 lb. with a maximum cutting diameter of 25 in. to 8,500 lb. with a cutting diameter of 32 in. The felling heads are continuous rotation with optimal single stem felling ranges of 13-20 in. and 18-30 inches. SATCO also offers debarking configurations for its products, in addition to a specifically designed debarking processor head. All heads are designed to be matched with Cat Forestry Machines (FMs), track feller bunchers, and the Cat 501HD harvester.
Kenworth Northwest Opens Dealership in Lakewood, Wash.
Kenworth Northwest has opened a new 26,400-square-foot, full-service facility in Lakewood, Wash., that offers easy access to U.S. Interstate 5 and State Route 512.
“We’re responding to the needs of our customers and other truck operators for a new location in the South Puget Sound area,” said Marshall Cymbaluk, dealer principal and president of Kenworth Northwest.
Kenworth Northwest’s Lakewood facility features 13 service bays, a truck wash bay, a well-stocked 5,400-square-foot parts warehouse, and a comfortable driver’s lounge. It is located south of Tacoma on three acres at 12507 Pacific Highway S.W., adjacent to Interstate 5.
Truck fleets and operators can purchase from Kenworth’s comprehensive product lineup of aerodynamic, vocational, and medium duty trucks. In addition to quality Kenworth proprietary and TRP all-makes parts, excellent service, and PACCAR Engine support, the dealership offers PACCAR Financial support through flexible retail loans and full-service leasing from Kenworth Northwest PacLease for the transportation industry.
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