November December, 2004
 

 

 

 

MACHINERY ROW

Hueser to Head Terex
Terex Corporation has announced the appointment of Stephen Hueser as General Manager of their Rock Hill, S.C. and Brampton, Ontario operations. Hueser will be responsible for overseeing finance, operations, product development and customer service for Terex Light Construction. Hueser comes to Terex Light Construction after four years with Genie Industries, a Terex company, where he was responsible for the design engineering of their rough terrain and slab scissor lift product lines. With more than 18 years in the construction equipment industry, experience includes product design and engineering analysis, IT, operations and supply chain management.

Boise Cascade No Longer in Timber Businesses
On October 29, Boise Cascade Corp. sold its paper, forest products, and timberland assets for about $3.7 billion. On November 1 it became OfficeMax Inc. The company has worked hard to transform itself into an office products retailer and distributor after buying OfficeMax, in December 2003. Boise Cascade’s paper, forest products, and timberland assets were sold to affiliates of a new company formed by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.

Hambleton Purchases Planer Mill
Hambleton Lumber Sales — an affiliate of Hambleton Lumber Company — purchased the Washington Forest Products Inc.’s planer mill operating in Port of Camas— Washougal, Wash. The operation is located on 10.25 acres, and includes 2,000 sq. ft. of offices attached to a 45,000 square foot manufacturing building with 7,600 sq. ft. devoted to dry kilns. Larry Phelan, controller of the Hambleton Lumber operations, said, "It allows Hambleton Lumber Co. into market that we previously didn’t have, and provides increased production capacity." Phelan added that this new location could potentially allow them to serve retail distributors and wholesalers from Canada to California and Arizona.

Anthony Elected Chairman of AF&PA Board
Aubra H. Anthony, Jr., President and CEO of Anthony Forest Products Company, has been elected Chairman of the Board for the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). "We will aggressively pursue the industry's strategic priorities," said Anthony. "We are going to take a hard-line approach to illegal logging around the world, continue our excellent work to level the international playing field and promote fair trade in forest and paper products, and pursue legislation and standards that recognize the superior environmental benefits of building with wood."

Hert CEO of Western Forest Products
The Western Forest Products Ltd. has appointed their new chief executive officer, Reynold Hert, formerly of Weyerhaeuser Co. Hert replaces Rick Doman.

Wallinger Honored
In September, the AF&PA awarded its 2004 Wildlife Stewardship Award to Scott Wallinger, recently retired as Senior VP, MeadWestvaco. He was recognized for his service to the cause of forest stewardship, both in his 38-year career with MeadWestvaco and in service to AF&PA. He is also credited as leader in the development of the SFI program, instrumental in introducing Nordic harvesting systems to the U.S. and in creating a comprehensive GIS system for managing corporate timberlands.

Lumber Pioneers
WWPA has formed the Lumber Pioneers — an organization created for veterans of the Western lumber industry who have worked to develop the industry into what it is today. Membership is open to any person employed in the field for more than 20. The organization will sponsor an annual meeting where active and retired industry professionals can socialize, share memories, and record the history of lumber manufacturing in the West. Those interested in joining the Lumber Pioneers are invited to send their name, physical address, and e-mail address to pioneers@wwpa.org .

Alaska Commissioner Leaves to Join Weyerhaeuser
Ernesta Ballard, Alaska’s environmental conservation commissioner, said in August that she was leaving her position to take on the role of vice president of corporate affairs with Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Wash. Governor Frank Murkowski named Deputy Commissioner Kurt Fredriksson as acting commissioner.

Stimson to Buy Hauser
This fall, Stimson Lumber Co. signed a letter of intent to buy the small remanufacturing mill located in Hauser, Idaho. Stimson already operates three sawmills in North Idaho. By purchasing the Hauser Lake Lumber Operations the company will have an outlet for lumber from its other operations.

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