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TimberWest Septembe/October 2013

Sept/Oct 2013

Making Employees’ Safety and Satisfaction a Priority
Bridgewater Logging

The Many Sides of Del Logging
Successful ground skidding operation in Washington

OSU Student Logging Program
Helping Oregon’s timber industry stay strong through hands-on training

Wood Biomass Column
Who is Really Opposed?

Creating Sustainable Forests
Janicki Logging and Construction

Northwest Competitors
Good showing at the Lumberjack World Championships

PLC in B.C.
Firsthand look at B.C. Community Forest

Tech Review
Firewood Processing Equipment

Guest Column
Maintaining the Timber Base

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Machinery Row

Jason Koskinen Named Marketing Communications Supervisor for Caterpillar

Jason Koskinen will replace Sandy Price as Forest Products Global Marketing Communications Supervisor for Caterpillar.

Jason is currently a Territory Manager in Caterpillar Forest Products (CFP) for the Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Peoria districts. He is responsible for dealer and customer sales support, gathering valuable Voice of the Customer, and providing dealer personnel Caterpillar Forest Products training within his assigned territory.

Prior to joining Caterpillar in 2010, Jason worked in forestry sales and marketing for Timberjack, Pioneer, Blount, and Ponsse.

Peterson Pacific’s Successful Demo Day

On September 27, Peterson Pacific held its first Demo Day at Brewer Farms in Chandler, Ind. President, Larry Cumming welcomed approximately 300 people who were there to see a wide selection of chippers and grinders in action.

The 5710C with mid-speed C&D package made easy work of industrial waste wood as well as contaminated material. Attendees also saw the 4700BB grind asphalt shingles into a fine material. One of the show-stoppers was the 2710C doing a coloring and mulch re-grind. Peterson blue was used to demonstrate the coloring, but the company said any color could be achieved.

Somewhere between visiting vendors, checking out Terra Select screening options and watching the 5900E disc chipper making pulp and paper chips and the tracked 4310B creating biomass chips, everyone enjoyed BBQ served up by Peterson.

Peterson’s Michael Spreadbury says, “We’re very pleased with the event and thankful to Brewer Farms who allowed us to use their facility.”

Bandit Industries 2013 Dealer Meeting

Over 250 dealer representatives from 19 countries assembled for the Bandit Industries 2013 Dealer Meeting, held August 13-15 at Bandit’s headquarters near Mount Pleasant, Mich. Usually scheduled every three years, this meeting was organized after just two years due to Bandit’s exponential growth and considerable product development since the previous event in 2011. The 2013 Bandit Dealer Meeting also coincided with Bandit’s 30th anniversary.

The last three years have seen Bandit’s global workforce and sales volume double in size. The company’s dealer network now spans more than 160 dealers worldwide, with 25 dealers joining in just the last two years.
www.banditchippers.com

FPT Delivers Tigercat’s Tier 4 Engine Solutions

Tigercat and FPT Industrial are pleased to announce an alliance for the supply of state-of-the-art FPT Tier 4 diesel engines.

The FPT Tier 4i 6.7 L engine will be the first to appear in Tigercat machines. The new E-series skidders, including the 620E, 630E, and 635E will all be powered by this engine. In addition, the 726E feller buncher and the M726E mulcher will be equipped with the FPT Tier 4i 8.7 L engine, effective October 2013.
www.tigercat.com

 

 

 

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