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Machinery Row

Kenworth Opens Facility in Heyburn, Idaho

Kenworth Sales Company has opened a parts and service facility in Heyburn, Idaho. The 13,800 square-foot facility sits on 2-3/4 acres located about a mile southwest of Exit 211 on U.S. Interstate 84.

The dealership's 9,000 square-foot service department has eight bays and offers Kenworth PremierCare(R) ExpressLube and Air Conditioning service. The well-stocked parts department has more than 2,300 square feet of parts storage. The service department has two PACCAR MX engine-certified technicians and two Cummins-certified heavy-duty engine technicians on staff.

"Since the nearest dealership is 50 miles away, Kenworth Sales – Heyburn gives local companies and owner-operators a much more convenient way to get expert service and parts for their trucks," said Les Anderson, branch manager. "We're especially offering expertise and service to other agribusiness companies and haulers in this area." Prior to becoming a Kenworth dealership, the facility operated for 10 years as a dedicated service facility for the J.R. Simplot Company.

Sumitomo Construction Acquires LBX

Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (SCM), a leading manufacturer of hydraulic crawler excavators headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announced that it has acquired full ownership of LBX Company headquartered in Lexington, KY.

Originally formed as part of a global alliance between SCM and Case Corporation, LBX holds the manufacturing rights to SCM's excavator products in North America and Latin America.

"This acquisition underscores SCM's dedication to LBX and the Link-Belt® excavator brand and will contribute greatly to our success and expansion throughout North, South, and Central America," stated Robert Harvell, CEO of LBX Company. "Over the years, our long-term relationship with SCM has been built on a solid foundation of providing superior product quality, innovative designs, and dedicated commitment to our dealer network and customers."

The John Deere & Adage Biopower Alliance

John Deere and ADAGE LLC, a bioenergy joint venture formed between AREVA and Duke Energy, recently announced an alliance to bring technology and process innovation to the fuel supply for sustainable woody biomass power projects. The first project to be developed as part of the alliance will be ADAGE's proposed facility in Mason County, Wash., 80 miles west of Seattle.

The project involves collecting, bundling, and transporting branches and other wood debris from regional logging operations to the state-of-the-art ADAGE biomass power facility. Deere makes all of the forestry equipment used to gather and bundle the wood debris.

Through this and future projects, John Deere and ADAGE seek to expand the use of woody biomass and raise public awareness about its promise as an environmentally sustainable and beneficial energy source. The sustainable use of woody biomass can help address the challenges posed by climate change by:

  • advancing a low-carbon energy
    source
  • fostering energy independence and diversity
  • driving new energy technologies
  • protecting our forest resources from fire and infestation
  • revitalizing rural communities
  • promoting the importance of environmental stewardship

"John Deere strives to promote a respect for the environment in the equipment it designs, including the efficient and low impact Biomass Harvesting Systems that will be used in the Mason County Project," said Domenic Ruccolo, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division. "At the same time, by working with ADAGE to support its biopower facility, we can help generate new opportunities to revitalize forestry communities and create sustained jobs for loggers and others that serve these communities."

Bejac Becomes New SENNEBOGEN Dealer

As of April, the Bejac Corporation has added SENNEBOGEN's green line of purpose-built material handlers to its basket of machinery offerings.

Constantino Lannes (5th from the left) welcomes Ron Barlet and his crew from Bejac Corporation to the SENNEBOGEN family.

Bejac Corporation, headquartered in Placentia, will represent SENNEBOGEN products for the state of California from its five branches serving in San Diego, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Sacramento, Redding and the Oakland Bay area.

Since the 1980s, Bejac has built its success by partnering with reputable manufacturers to offer sales, rental and service for a wide variety of construction and niche markets, choosing suppliers that focus on one product line to build an equipment mix that maximizes opportunities for its customers.

In keeping with its strategy, the company is not strictly seeking to break new ground with its SENNEBOGEN line as much as it desires to further complement the markets it presently serves.

 

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