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ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN 2010

Equipment, Products & Services
Cook’s Saw Manufacturing Celebrates 40 Years - Cook''s Saw Manufacturing is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The company, started with humble means, has now become a leader in bandsaw technology. (2/1/2010)
Fecon Announces Its Bull Hog HDT Rotor System - Fecon Announces Its Bull Hog HDT Rotor System (2/1/2010)
Peterson Introduces New Drum Chipper - Peterson Introduces New Drum Chipper (2/1/2010)
Cemar Electro Introduces New Series GL-800 Green Lasers - Cemar Electro Introduces New Series GL-800 Green Lasers (2/1/2010)
Risley Equipment Introduces E-Clips EX300 BrushCutter - Risley Equipment Introduces E-Clips EX300 BrushCutter (2/1/2010)
Norwood Introduces New Norwood Log Moulder 410 - Norwood Introduces New Norwood Log Moulder 410 (2/1/2010)
HewSaw Makes the Most of Wood Fiber, Fast - HewSaw is increasing its presence in North America and worldwide. (3/1/2010)
Flakeboard: Improving Customer Service Through Better Packaging - Samuel Strapping came up with a new strapping head for plastic they call the MH600. (3/1/2010)
New Products From USNR Boost Recovery and Reduce Operating Costs - USNR isn’t waiting around for a rebound to happen. They''ve used this slow period to develop a slew of new cost-effective products. (3/1/2010)
Wagner Electronics Offers Revolutionary “Sweet Spot” Technology - A paradigm shift is occurring in the way that mills are looking at lumber drying, and Wagner Electronics is at the forefront. (3/1/2010)
John Deere’s Stump Treatment – A New Business Opportunity - Aaron Burmeister has the first John Deere stump treatment system used in the United States. This spraying system is providing a new business opportunity for Burmeister Logging. (5/1/2010)
Hyster H50CT Forklift for Moderate Duty - The Hyster H50CT moderate duty, pneumatic tire forklift is designed to be a cost effective balance for efficiency, productivity, dependability and durability. (6/1/2010)
Sweed Launches Product Development to Eliminate Scrap - In its efforts to encourage B2B recycling, Sweed is launching its latest product development to help generators of scrap plastic banding eliminate scrap at an affordable price. (6/1/2010)
New Wood Beaver Firewood Processors Model 18 - Wood Beaver Forestry Equipment demonstrated its new Model 18 firewood processor at the recent Richmond Expo. The company is now manufacturing machines in the United States. (6/1/2010)
Weaver Electric Provides Industrial Electric Equipment - Weaver Electric Company has provided industrial electrical equipment for over a hundred years, both new and used. Its product line includes motors, transformers, switch gears, controls, circuit breakers, and gear motors. (6/1/2010)
Baker Announces New Option for 18HD Band Sawmill - Baker Products has an exciting new option available for its model 18HD Baker Band Sawmill. Baker builds a special resaw frame that you set your 18HD saw head on to use as a band resaw. Baker calls it the 18HD ReSawmill package. You can turn it from a sawmill into a resaw and back again. (6/1/2010)
Wood-Mizer Announces 2010 Product Line - Wood-Mizer enters a new decade with an expanding product line. It continues to offer eight models, with each product boasting new standard features that have been added to its mills at no extra cost. (6/1/2010)
Hurdle Machine Works Introduces Modular Mill Package - Hurdle Machine Works, Inc. is introducing its three headblock Hurdle Modular Mill Package which is designed to bolt together in order to be shipped in two shipping containers.  (7/1/2010)
John Deere Launches Educational Woody Biomass Website - John Deere Construction & Forestry launched a woody biomass website (www.woodybiomass.com) designed to educate and inform about the importance of harvesting woody biomass. (7/1/2010)
Multitek Introduces Its New 1620 SS Firewood Processor - Multitek Introduces Its New 1620 SS Firewood Processor (8/4/2010)
John Deere’s D-Series Knuckleboom Loaders Boast Higher Productivity and Fuel Efficiency - John Deere’s D-Series Knuckleboom Loaders Boast Higher Productivity and Fuel Efficiency (8/4/2010)
Brunner Hildebrand Offers New Environmental Friendly Technologies for Lumber Dr Kilns - Brunner Hildebrand Offers New Environmental Friendly Technologies for Lumber Dr Kilns (8/4/2010)
Peterson Introduces the 4310 Drum Chipper - Peterson Introduces the 4310 Drum Chipper (8/4/2010)
Dyna Products Introduces New SC16 Portable Firewood Processor - Dyna Products Introduces New SC16 Portable Firewood Processor (9/1/2010)
Fecon’s RTC-22 Western Demo Tour - Fecon’s RTC-22 Western Demo Tour (9/1/2010)
Ponsse Offers Solutions for Harvesting Energy Wood - Ponsse Offers Solutions for Harvesting Energy Wood (9/1/2010)
Cat Enhancements Improve Durability and Performance of Felling Heads - Cat Enhancements Improve Durability and Performance of Felling Heads (9/1/2010)
TimberPro Launches Online Store for Replacement Encoders - TimberPro Launches Online Store for Replacement Encoders (9/1/2010)
Reassessing Ground Based Harvesting Today… With KMC Track Skidders! - Because of the increased logging costs and decreasing profit margin many contractors are again turning to ground based harvesting equipment which still proves to be the least cost option for harvesting equipment. (10/1/2010)
John Deere Responds to Logger Challenges With Improved H-Series Skidders - John Deere Responds to Logger Challenges With Improved H-Series Skidders (10/1/2010)
Twister Industries Presents Four Hornet Compact Wood Processors - Twister Industries Presents Four Hornet Compact Wood Processors (10/1/2010)
Pendu Announces New Five Head Shaving Mill - Pendu Announces New Five Head Shaving Mill (10/1/2010)
AWMV Releases New Small Log Processing System - AWMV Releases New Small Log Processing System (10/1/2010)
Wood-Mizer Products Introduces Three New Products - A new mill and two re-worked classics are on the lineup for the 2011 sawing season (11/1/2010)
Rayco Manufacturing, Inc. offers RC1824 Brush Chipper - Rayco Manufacturing, Inc. offers RC1824 Brush Chipper (11/1/2010)
Multitek Develops New Firewood Tumbler - Multitek Develops New Firewood Tumbler (11/1/2010)
Fecon® Introduces the FCM22 - Fecon® Introduces the FCM22 (11/1/2010)

Firewood
kiln-direct®''s MiniQuick Improves Green Thumb Farms’ Efficiency - kiln-direct®''s MiniQuick Improves Green Thumb Farms’ Efficiency (1/1/2010)
Multitek Firewood Processor is Perfect Match for Gourmet Wood® Products, Inc. - Multitek Firewood Processor is Perfect Match for Gourmet Wood® Products, Inc. (1/1/2010)
Mountain Firewood Kilns – Upgrades Quality & Meets USDA Regulations - Mountain Firewood Kilns – Upgrades Quality & Meets USDA Regulations (1/1/2010)
CuddleBug Firewood: First Owner of Multitek’s Newest 1620 SS Firewood Processor - Scott Swisher, owner of CuddleBug Firewood & Forestry Products, is not one to jump into business over his head. But Scott knew he needed to invest in some formidable equipment to keep his company growing. His choice was Multitek’s newest firewood processor, the 1620 SS. (8/2/2010)
Kiln-Direct Adds Direct Value to Treehugger Farms’ Business - Treehugger Farms has grown since the 1970s in the firewood business. Jon Clark and his family have expanded their firewood and stove business with growth in kiln dried firewood using Kiln-Direct firewood kilns. Their future lies in debarked, kiln dried firewood for valued added firewood products. (12/1/2010)

Forest Health
Fecon BioMass Harvester Seeks To Turn Fire Hazards into Gold - Unchecked growth of underbrush poses a fire hazard in our nation''s forests. It also wreaks havoc with ecosystems. NC State University Professor Joe Roise PhD has an idea to harvest the woody debris which is causing such problems, and then use it for biomass power generation facilities. (8/2/2010)

Grading Standards
Virginia Tech Studies the Relationship of Mineral Stain in Red Oak to Growth Site Characteristics - The potential presence of mineral stain can make it difficult to accurately assess the value of any particular stand of red oak trees. (4/1/2010)

Industry News
John Deere Keynote Address at Oregon Logging Conference - John Deere Keynote Address at Oregon Logging Conference (2/1/2010)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Canada
Continental Biomass Industries Helps Enligna Keep Going Green - Enligna Canada turns to Continental Biomass Industries for help addressing an issue with their raw material preparation in its pelletizing operation. (4/1/2010)
Cat CTL Equipment Keeps Quebec Logging Contractor Going Strong - North of Lac Saint-Jean, deep in the spruce and fir forests of central Quebec, Pascal Bouchard carries on with the business his father started 40 years ago. (5/1/2010)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Mid Atlantic
Johnson Lumber Company’s Investment in a CBI Track Grinder Offers Many Bonuses - Alan Johnson, owner of Johnson Lumber Company, has recently purchased CBI’s Magnum Force Series 6800T Track Grinder. Within eight months he has seen his mulching production increase by 30% and he has significantly cut many overhead costs involved in his operations. (9/1/2010)
Norfleet Land & Wood Transitions to Cut-to-Length…Log Max 12000 Head Propels Move - Robert S. Gollahon of Norfleet Land & Wood sees a broad niche. In an effort to keep pace with expectations of customers, Rob’s strategy for success includes expansion and refinement. (11/1/2010)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Midwest
Sawyer Construction Finds Success and Efficiency With the Hahn HFP160 Wood Processor - Marv Sawyer of Sawyer Construction Services, Inc. field tested the Hahn HFP160 firewood processor. Marv assisted in the development and fine tuning to make the HFP160 the best it could possibly be. (6/1/2010)
LogMax Improves McCumber Forest Products’ Efficiency - When economics forced McCumber Forest Products to change from primarily a trucking company to a cut to length operation, the changeover could have been a bumpy ride. (9/1/2010)
Bandit Model 2290 Whole Tree Chipper is Newest Addition to Growing Tri-State Timber - To capture the full value of fiber, a Missouri logger adds a Bandit model 2290 whole tree chipper. (10/1/2010)
Business Partnership Between B&B Forest Products and Woodland Equipment Has Deep Roots - Dave Barton, vice president of B&B Forest Products, first met Ron Beauchamp, the owner of Woodland Equipment, in 1975. Even in a volatile world, the relationship has continued to endure and thrive. (11/1/2010)
Family is Everything for Schloer Logging: New Ponsse Equipment Supports Cut-to-Length Logging - Chris Schloer of Schloer Logging LLC is in equal partnership among his two brothers and father. Schloer is a cut-to-length pulpwood logger in Wisconsin which has just recently purchased three pieces of equipment from Ponsse North America. (11/1/2010)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Northeast
Old Morbark Chipper Breathes New Life Into New York Contractor’s Business - The purchase of a 1970 Morbark whole tree chipper has allowed Congden Logging to redefine its business. (4/1/2010)
Tough Choice During Harsh Economy Leads to Success for PA Logger, Joey Kocjancic - Joey Kocjancic’s recent move into mechanization has proven to be a successful venture despite the downturn in the economy. Joey and cousin, Mike Kocjancic, have found a formidiable combination between Joey’s cut-to-length operation and Mike’s chipping operation. In the last year, production has hit an all-time high. (5/1/2010)
The Kocjancic Legacy– One of the Founding Families of PA Logging - The Kocjancic family is considered one of the founding families of the logging industry in PA. Eighty-year-old John Kocjancic Sr. gives an inside view of what it was like to grow up in his family’s logging camp. (5/1/2010)
B&J Wood Corporation Relies on Timberwolf Pro-HD XL for Speed and Consistency - The electric auto-cycle on the Timberwolf Pro-HD XL firewood processor gets great reviews from Brett Lewis, owner of B&J Wood Corporation and a long-time fan of Timberwolf equipment. (6/1/2010)
Frick & Frack Firewood Relies on New Kiln Direct MiniQuick Firewood Kiln - After a series of setbacks, Paul Blomquist, one of the owners of Frick & Frack Firewood in Bristol, Maine, has discovered that the MiniQuick firewood kiln from Kiln Direct does exactly what he needs for it to do. (6/1/2010)

Logging Operation Case Studies: South
TimberPro TL735 Feller Buncher with Tracks Simplifies Cutting for Georgia Logger - Dabdoub wanted a TimberPro feller buncher on tracks; now he has one. (2/1/2010)
Hilton Services Rides High in an Emerging Market – Chooses Risley Equipment - Hilton Services, a land-clearing and fencing company, has discovered that Risley Equipment’s EX300 Eclips is one of the best on the market. (4/1/2010)
Cutting to length with TimberPro TL 735 Track Machine Represents Big Shift at Quarter Century Mark - After twenty-six years, a successful and dedicated Tennessee-based logger adds cut-to-length to his repertoire with TimberPro machines purchased from Woodland Equipment, Inc. and Bush Forestry. (9/1/2010)
Hogzilla Keeps Phillips & Jordan Profitable in Tough Times - Phillips and Jordan, Inc., started out as a land clearing company in the 1950s. Over time, it expanded to become a major player in heavy construction nationwide. With the onset of the recession, P&J pulled back to its roots. Now its land clearing division is keeping the company afloat, with the help of six Hogzilla tracked tub grinders. (10/1/2010)
Louisiana Timber Company Works Smarter To Handle Changes in Business Climate – Relies Upon Morbark Equipment - Punkin Center Chip Co. (PCC) a subsidiary of Ewing Timber Company, revamped its own business model, got leaner, changed some equipment and forged ahead. The company is supplying chips and fuel with a new approach, better equipment and a renewed look to the future. (10/1/2010)

Lumber Drying
Wireless Lignomat Probe System for Lumber Drying - Lignomat has developed wireless probe systems to make kiln drying more efficient and user-friendly. (7/1/2010)
Claude Howard Lumber Upgrades With USNR - Bill Howard of Claude Howard Lumber has done a modernization project every year since the late 1980s. All of the mill's optimization comes from USNR. Staying on top of techonology has helped increase yield, improve production, and make the company more competitive. (7/1/2010)
Carl Diebold Lumber Company Simplifies Kiln Drying with Wagner Electronics MC-4000 Monitors - The Wagner Electronics MC-4000 In-Kiln Moisture Measurement System does more than simplify kiln drying at Carl Diebold Lumber Company; it also makes the drying process more economical. (7/1/2010)
E.R. Hinman and Sons Finds a Great Match in Small Kiln-direct Lumber Kiln - E.R. Hinman and Sons, Inc. sees its small lumber kiln from Kiln-direct as key tool for vertical integration. Adding value to lumber on site, the company extracts more profit from fiber. (7/1/2010)

Portable Sawmill
Three men. Three different stories. One thing in common: A successful sawing business with a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill. - Three men. Three different stories. One thing in common: A successful sawing business with a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill. (1/1/2010)

Safety/OSHA
Safety Alert: Timber Cutter Hit By Falling Snag - Timber Cutter Hit By Falling Snag (1/1/2010)
Unloading Incident Damages Truck - Unloading Incident Damages Truck (2/1/2010)
Safety Alert: Forester Escapes Injury From Flying Wrench - A truck kicked up a large, open-ended wrench that probably had fallen from a contractor’s work truck. The wrench impacted the front windshield on the driver’s side of forster traveling on the road. (3/1/2010)
Safety Alert: Pressure Washer Injures Worker’s Foot - A force of water from a pressure washer’s wand cut through a logging crew member''s leather boot just above the area where the steel-toe protection started. (4/1/2010)
Safety Alert: Blown Hose Drenches Worker With Hydraulic Fluid - A large stream of hot hydraulic fluid shot up from between a harvester hose clamps and flipped the operator backwards off the machine and drenched him (including his eyes and mouth). (6/1/2010)
Safety Alert: Saw Chaps Save Forester from Serious Injury - A forester's chainsaw cuts through all the layers of his chaps and even scratches his pants slightly, but the saw stops short of cutting his leg. (7/1/2010)
Safety Alert: Feller-Buncher Rollover Injures Operator - A rubber-tired feller-buncher was on terrain too steep for the machine to operate safely, and the machine tipped over sideways and then rolled side-over-side four times down the slope. (8/2/2010)
Safety Alert: Failure To Lockout Costs Employee His Hand and Foot - A foreman was in a hurry and was trying to perform a job that needed two additional people. The machine was turned off, but there was residual pressure left in the system since the lockout procedures had not been completed. (9/1/2010)
Safety Alert: Observers of Felling Operation Have Close Call - Never assume you are in a safe position when close to an active felling operation. Always stay at least two tree-lengths (“twice tree height”) away from a timber cutter. (10/1/2010)

Sawmill Case Studies
Norwood Introduces Two New Mills into the Market - Norwood Introduces Two New Mills into the Market (1/1/2010)

Shows/Meetings
Industry News - Hardwood Council Redesigns Website, HMA Elects Officers and Board, Kentucky Wood Expo in Madisonville, KY (6/1/2010)

Trade Shows
EXPO Richmond Coming in May - EXPO Richmond, a show often known as the Richmond Show, has developed a reputation as being an outstanding show for the overall industry. (4/1/2010)
Ben Hardwick Wins Prentice Loader Championship at Northeast Expo and Takes Second at Expo Richmond - Ben Hardwick Wins Prentice Loader Championship at Northeast Expo and Takes Second at Expo Richmond (8/4/2010)
Brian Mccumber Wins Prentice Loader Championship at Lake States Logging Congress - Brian Mccumber Wins Prentice Loader Championship at Lake States Logging Congress (11/1/2010)

Wood Fiber Case Studies (Grinding, Chipping, Etc)
Fueling the Future – Woody Biomass Shows Potential - Fueling the Future – Woody Biomass Shows Potential (1/1/2010)
Salsco Dryer Will Improve Profitability: Two Companies Already Successful with Salsco Shaving Mills - Sal Rizzo, president of Salsco, said the company’s new shavings dryer will give shaving mill operations an edge by suspending the shavings in the air, rather than drying them in conventional fashion. (8/2/2010)
Little River Wood Products Simultaneously Balances Between the Niche Pallet and Shavings Mill Markets - Tom and Greg Boland of Little River Wood Products work two big markets: niche pallets and shavings. Most of their equipment is manufactured by Jackson Lumber Harvester Co. (12/1/2010)

 

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