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Zenith Cutter Partners with Bandit Industries on Chipper Knife Distributorship
Bandit Industries has partnered with Illinois-based Zenith Cutter Co. to be the exclusive distributor for Zenith Cutter hand-fed and whole tree chipper knives. Zenith Cutter’s full line of competitively priced chipper knives for Bandit, Morbark, Vermeer, and Altec chippers will be available for purchase exclusively through Bandit’s global dealer network of over 170 locations, parts and service outlets, or directly from Bandit.
Zenith Cutter is the largest manufacturer of chipper knives in the United States with over 250,000 units produced annually, serving 10,000 customers and several OEMs.
U.S. Department of Energy Commends Kenworth’s Plant for Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Kenworth Truck Company’s manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., for its outstanding energy efficiency accomplishments.
As one of the initial participants in the DOE’s Save Energy Now LEADER program launched in 2009, the Kenworth-Renton plant voluntarily committed to a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity over 10 years. The DOE commended Kenworth-Renton for its 7.3 percent annual energy intensity reduction in 2010, and cumulative total of a 35.6 percent improvement since the program’s inception compared to the 2008 baseline year.
To achieve the results, Kenworth-Renton had a number of initiatives. For example, it introduced technology that closely monitors the plant’s energy usage and quickly pinpoints any unusual energy spikes so that they can be addressed promptly.
Papé Machinery Becomes Exclusive Morbark Dealer in California
Morbark has signed an agreement with Papé Machinery, a respected Morbark forestry and recycling dealer for almost 20 years, to expand its territory to include southern California. The expansion became effective December 2011 and added the remainder of the state to an already well-established territory in northern and central California, as well as Washington, Oregon, and western Nevada.
Additionally, Papé Machinery will manage the parts depot in Chino, Calif., formerly maintained by Morbark directly.
Chris Edmonds, Morbark Western Region Industrial Sales Manager, said, “Our goal is to have the industry’s best customer support, delivered locally by the most knowledgeable and reputable dealers. Papé Machinery meets the high standards we have set.”
Element Group Acquires Feller Buncher Manufacturing Rights
With over 30 years in the forest industry, Quebec-based Element Group is pleased to announce its acquisition of the intellectual property and manufacturing rights to the family of purpose built track feller bunchers and harvesters formerly owned by Volvo Construction Equipment.
The new 220, 270, and 310 Series of specialized machines will be manufactured by Technologies Element PSW Inc. in Quebec City under the ELTEC brand. Production will start in the spring of 2012 with the North American market launch in the summer of 2012.
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