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ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN 2011

Associations
Sawing and Sustainability: How one man turned his passion into his business motto - Mark Miller of Trail Ridge Timber Frames uses Wood-Mizer LT40 Super Hydraulic Sawmill to help turn his passion into his business motto. (2/1/2011)
Komatsu America Corp. Introduces New Series of Track Feller Bunchers and Harvesters - Komatsu America Corp. Introduces New Series of Track Feller Bunchers and Harvesters (9/1/2011)
Marcus Steigerwaldt Purchases Sasquatch Chainsaw Sculpture - Marcus Steigerwaldt Purchases Sasquatch Chainsaw Sculpture (10/1/2011)

Equipment, Products & Services
New Cleereman Logo Stands for Organizational Changes - New Cleereman Logo Stands for Organizational Changes (1/1/2011)
Runnion Equipment Distributed Palfinger Crayler Forklifts - Runnion Equipment Distributed Palfinger Crayler Forklifts (1/1/2011)
New Cat® Track Harvester Cab Offers Visibility and Comfort - New Cat® Track Harvester Cab Offers Visibility and Comfort (2/1/2011)
New Multi-Tasking Cat® Forest Machine Produces More and Burns Less Fuel - New Multi-Tasking Cat® Forest Machine Produces More and Burns Less Fuel (3/1/2011)
All New Multitek 2020 SS Firewood Processor - All New Multitek 2020 SS Firewood Processor (5/1/2011)
New Baker BP Dominator Band Sawmill - New Baker BP Dominator Band Sawmill (5/1/2011)
Wood-Mizer Upgrades HR130 Horizontal Resaw - Wood-Mizer Upgrades HR130 Horizontal Resaw (5/1/2011)
Smithco Helps Propel Kiln Owners Out of Economic Uncertainty. - Smithco Helps Propel Kiln Owners Out of Economic Uncertainty. (6/1/2011)
Wood-Mizer Industrial Releases WM1000 with Cutting Capacity Up to 67" Diameter Logs - Wood-Mizer Products Incorporated has released its new industrial-grade WM1000. (7/1/2011)
JoeScan Growth Prompts Move to Larger Facility - JoeScan Growth Prompts Move to Larger Facility (8/1/2011)
Peterson Eastern Parts Distribution Center Now Open - Peterson Eastern Parts Distribution Center Now Open (8/1/2011)
Hakmet is North American Distributor of AFM-Forest Harvester Head - Hakmet is North American Distributor of AFM-Forest Harvester Head (9/1/2011)
Waratah Forestry Services Announces the Renovation of its Australia Office - Waratah Forestry Services Announces the Renovation of its Australia Office (9/1/2011)
McDonough Mfg. Board Edger System Installation is Moving Fast at Rex Lumber - McDonough Mfg. Board Edger System Installation is Moving Fast at Rex Lumber (10/1/2011)
New Komatsu Forestry Machines Now Available at The Oliver Stores - New Komatsu Forestry Machines Now Available at The Oliver Stores (11/1/2011)
Packaging Technologies for Wood Products from Premier Tech Chronos - A number of wood products can be packaged and sold as value-added products. Premier Tech Chronos offers complete packaging solutions, from the bulk product to the wrapped pallet, for many wood products. (12/1/2011)
KMC Looks To The Future: Investment Opportunities and New Prototypes Available - KMC Looks To The Future: Investment Opportunities and New Prototypes Available (12/1/2011)
Caterpillar Forest Products Launches New Full Tail Swing Track Feller Bunchers with Upgraded Hydraulics - Caterpillar Forest Products Launches New Full Tail Swing Track Feller Bunchers with Upgraded Hydraulics (12/1/2011)

Firewood
Chomper® Cuts a Path to Growth for Canadian Firewood Processor - Chomper® firewood processor from Rainier Hydraulics allows Bob Marcyniuk, owner of Go 4 It Enterprise, to continue to grow his one-man business. (1/1/2011)
Master Logger Certified Tetreault & Son Forest Management Trusts Kiln Direct to Keep Reputation Strong - Master Logger Certified Company Trusts Kiln Direct to Keep Reputation Strong: Tetreault & Son Forest Management maintains a year-round firewood business. Their recent purchase of a Kiln Direct SmallQuick firewood kiln has doubled their production over their traditional hot water kiln methods alone. (1/1/2011)

Forest Health
The Stewards of Snowflake Turn to Bandit: Tri Star Logging Turns Potential Forest Fire Fuel to Biomass Power Through Stewardship - In six generations of loggers, Steve Reidhead and his son Allen have moved their family logging business, Tri Star Logging, from horses to 875 horsepower with their Bandit 3590 whole tree chipper. Wielding two big Bandit machines (3590 and 3680) from Snowflake, Arizona, Tri Star has the ability to process anything the Arizona forest can throw at it. (11/1/2011)

Industry News
Jake Goff Died as He Lived, Enjoying His Work - Jake Goff Died as He Lived, Enjoying His Work (6/1/2011)
Wood-Mizer Personal Best 2011 Contest - Wood-Mizer Personal Best 2011 Contest (6/1/2011)
Fecon® Announces Southeast Regional Manager - Fecon® Announces Southeast Regional Manager (10/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies
Pastime to Profession: The Necessary Principles of Commercial Sawmilling - Jordan Baize of B & K Wood Products, Inc. touches on the basics of commercial sawing essentials that must be understood in order to transfer a recreational lumberman to a lumberman by trade. Fortunately, these are not difficult, but they are vitally important. (6/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Canada
Authors of Steve Baillargeon Article Identified - The May 2011 TimberLine article entitled “New Hampshire Logger Stays Ahead of the Pack with Tigercat. (7/1/2011)
Full Circle: André Gagnon, A Quebec Businessman, Got His Start in Forestry as a Feller Buncher Operator - Andre Gagnon and his son Nicholas have built a successful logging company with 36 Caterpillar machines. Tronconnage Gagnon, Inc. started out cross cutting timber but has expanded into a diverse combination of logging (25% of business), road building (15%), millyard wood handling (60%), and trucking. (11/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Mid Atlantic
F&P Enterprises Races Ahead with New Jackson Shaving Mill - Brian Pembelton realized that in order to keep moving forward, his 12-acre woodyard needed to move into the by-products industry, so in January 2009 a Jackson 36D Wood Shaving Mill was added to run green shavings. (3/1/2011)
A Community College on the Cutting Edge of Education: A new classroom for a new generation of foresters. - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, Virginia, allows students to mill wood with an LT300 industrial sawmill by Wood-Mizer Industrial. (5/1/2011)
Long-time Former General Contractor Dreams Again with New Cook’s Saw Portable Mill - Five years ago, North Carolina resident, Jeff Oberman, closed his lucrative general contracting business after suffering a disabling injury. With his recent purchase of the Cook''s Saw HD3238 portable mill he hopes to start afresh in a new market niche, creating high grade furniture wood and beams. (6/1/2011)
Hemphill Wood Products Realizes Big Gains in Speed And Productivity with Logosol Laks Frame Saw - Logosol Laks frame saw is essential part of line for a Keystone State sawyer that transforms softwoods to panels, flooring, log homes and RVs. (6/1/2011)
Franklin Portable Sawmill Service Increases Production with New Cook’s Saw AC36 Mill - Del Franklin of Franklin Portable Sawmill Service needed more production. His recent purchase of the Cook''s Saw AC36 portable sawmill has more than doubled his output in a matter of a few months. (8/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Midwest
An All-around Logging and Lot Management Outfit Premier Forest Products Depends on the Versatility of Its Log Max® 7000B Processing Heads - Anthony Zimmerman wanted a strong and versatile processing head, adept in hardwood and softwood; he got it in the Log Max® 7000B. (2/1/2011)
TimberPro 725 with Rolly Head Saves on Fuel, Is Nimble Machine for WJZ & Sons - WJZ & Sons adds TimberPro 725 with Rolly Head to its logging operation, saves on fuel, makes more nimble and efficient. (2/1/2011)
Mulch, Big Equipment and ‘American Way’ Bring Success to Bob’s Tree Service - Bob McBride is nearly a one-man operation. Through hard, honest work and the purchase of a Model 3680 Bandit Beast, he has built a successful business. (2/1/2011)
Chipping Away at the Manufacturer/Customer Barrier: Boise Inc.’s close relationship with Morbark pays off - Boise Inc.’s close relationship with Morbark pays off in improvements and solid performance. Larry Dahlin and his crew’s suggestions regarding the chipper infeed housing were taken to heart by Morbark and incorporated into new models of its Flail Chiparvestor. (4/1/2011)
Struggling Sawmill Finds Key to Success - Ohio Valley Veneer uses Wood-Mizer industrial equipment to saw high-grade walnut. (8/1/2011)
Goettl Logging Prompts Log Max to Build Fixed Harvesting Head: Production on Second Unit Completed at Pioneer Equipment - Goettl Logging Prompts Log Max to Build Fixed Harvesting Head: After using a prototype machine of the Log Max 7000 XT fixed head on a TimberPro 725, Jon Goettl is able to make design suggestions and is so pleased that he has purchased a second unit through Pioneer Equipment. (9/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies: Northeast
Sawdust by Day; Stardust by Night! - Seven generations of Vermonters have owned, operated and managed Bills Lumber Mill, and the land that surrounds it since 1936. Could you be the next owner? (2/1/2011)
Carr Logging Likes the Agility of Rottne Forwarder - Brian Carr weighed the value of used equipment and decided it was the economical way forward. He replaced his original Rottne with a newer Rottne two years ago. Both machines were purchased from Blondin Inc. in Indiana, Pa. Brian also uses a Timbco 425D track carrier with a Log Max 750 head. (4/1/2011)
More than a barn: Bud Candee used white pine and oak from his own wooded lot to create his new barn. - Bud Candee used white pine and oak from his own wooded lot to create his new barn using a Wood-Mizer LT40 Hydraulic sawmill. (4/1/2011)
Pull-Through Stripper Delimber Leads to Big Gains at Paul Morse Logging - Paul Morse Logging added a Stripper pull-through delimber and increased production. (5/1/2011)
New Hampshire Logger Stays Ahead of the Pack with Tigercat - With over 30 years of experience Steve Baillargeon has worked with many skidders over his career. He has finally found a machine that is both reliable and capable of doing the rigorous work he demands. The efficiency Steve reaps with his recently purchased Tigercat sets him well above the competition. (6/1/2011)
Logger Gains Speed and Ease with Hahn Firewood Processor Mounted on Bobcat - Massachusetts logger chooses skid-steer mounted firewood processor from Hahn Machinery. (8/1/2011)
Maine Logger Embraces C-T-L: Log Max 7000C Enables E&L Logging to Make Conversion - Lance White, part of a fifth generation logging family, owns E&L Logging. Escalating fuel prices spurred him to convert to cut-to-length logging. He had little trouble settling on a Log Max 7000C dangle head harvester. (11/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies: South
CAT® 990 Wheel Loaders Keep Wood Moving at High Volume Paper Mill - New machines keep wood chips feeding consistently and reliably to digesters of pulp mill. (5/1/2011)
Husband and Wife Team with Ponsse In Arkansas Cut-to-Length Logging Operation - John Mark Lasiter, a third generation logger, and his wife Mary of Lasiter Timber Harvesting turn to Ponsse for Cut-To-Length Logging. The move enabled the company to downsize to two machines and two employees and reduce overhead. (9/1/2011)

Logging Operation Case Studies: West Coast
Sweed Banding Chopper Enhances Safety at Tricon Timber LLC - Sweed machine nicely aligns with the efficiencies that Tricon Timber aims for and ensures that steel banding with sharp edges will be quickly removed from the mill. (3/1/2011)
Pine Beetle Epidemic Motivates Study on Potential Use of Dead Timber: Bandit 990XP Chipper Assists Study by Turning Potential Fire Fuel into Chips - Researchers are stepping in with a Bandit Model 990XP 12-inch drum chipper, intent on turning the dry, potentially dangerous forest fire fuel into chips, all the while studying biomass potential and the economics involved in creating a value-added product from low-value wood. (4/1/2011)
Rebuilt Morbark Chipper Helps Timber Firm Broaden Its Business - Craig Bergerson, founder and owner of Tillemook Fiber Recovery, Inc. expanded his business to a full-scale producer of chips with the purchase of a Model 2348 Flail Total Chiparvestor. (5/1/2011)
Portland company reaps hardwood profits with help from a new Wood-Mizer sawmill - Art Blumenkron, forward-thinking, eco-minded owner of Goby Walnut & Western Hardwoods in the Pacific Northwest has recently installed an oversized thin-kerf sawmill to maximize profits for his business and minimize his impact on the environment. (9/1/2011)

Lumber Drying
Next Generation Dry Kilns – Why Modern Computer Controls and Energy Efficient Kilns are the Future - Why Modern Computer Controls and Energy Efficient Kilns are the Future. (2/1/2011)
Morgan Lumber Gains Speed and Energy Efficiency with USNR Counter Flow Kiln - USNR Counter Flow Kiln dries as much as 1.5 million board feet per week at Morgan Lumber and has the capacity to dry 100,000 board feet more. (7/1/2011)
Pine Lumber Mill in Granite State Verifies Moisture in Planed Boards with Wagner’s Omega System - Wagner moisture measurement system assures correct moisture content to the exacting standards of King Forest Industries’ Eastern white pine lumber.. (7/1/2011)
Gilkey Lumber Expedites Drying Process with SII Design Pre-dryers - : In an effort to minimize standing inventory, Gilkey Lumber has added three SII Design pre-dryers to expedite their drying process. Drying time for their oak production has been shortened from 90 days to 30 days allowing for quicker turnover of product. (7/1/2011)
Kiln Direct Helps Abeel Custom Millwork Master the Details - Jack Abeel’s Custom Millwork provides highly specialized wood products for historic building restoration; his clients include Colonial Williamsburg. One of the challenges of his work is finding and procuring the right species and sizes of wood for specific needs. To facilitate that, he purchased a Kiln-Direct kiln to give him more control over this aspect of his work. (7/1/2011)
Brunner Hildebrand Presents “Green” Lumber Drying – Not Only for the Environment’s Sake - Brunner Hildebrand''s Green-KilnR interconnection process allows recuperating heat more efficiently among the chambers. This technology focuses on reducing the energy consumption involved in the dry kilning process. (7/1/2011)

Lumber Market
Hardwood Exports Help Bolster Sawmill Industry Amid U.S. Downturn: International Trade Expert Shares Views on the Future of U.S. Hardwoods - International lumber expert, Michael Snow, executive director of American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) discusses the growing global market for American hardwoods and the future of the industry. (8/1/2011)

New Products
Fecon® Introduces the RTC22/500-8 - Fecon® offers the RTC22/500 as a turnkey mobile chipping package. (4/1/2011)
Morbark Introduces 3800XL Horizontal Grinder - Morbark today released its new 3800XL Horizontal Grinder to the market. (4/1/2011)

Portable Sawmill
Two Wood-Mizer Owners Make Green with Orange - Starting a business and building it from the ground up takes a leap of faith. Both Dan LeClair and Tom Garrison took that leap, jumping behind a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill that lead them to victory and how they have become successful sawing operations. (1/1/2011)

Safety/OSHA
Safety Alert: Load Binder Handle Strikes Truck Driver''s Forehead - Load Binder Handle Strikes Truck Driver''s Forehead (3/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Chain Saw Bar Sprocket Projected Into Cutter’s Face Screen - As a timber cutter was limbing a tree, he suddenly felt the chain seize up and stop cutting. At the same time, he saw an object fly up toward his face, hitting his face screen. (4/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Driver Suffocates Clearing Chip Jam In Trailer - It appears that when the driver stepped on to the load, a void within the chip pile caused the pile to give way. (5/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Chip Trailer Breaks Apart - An (undetected) rotten chip trailer floor shattered, and broke in half and collapsed near its midpoint, beyond where the support beams ended. (6/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Log Trailer Tips Over on Firewood Cutter - A firewood cutter was killed instantly by the impact of a loaded trailer full of wood as it tipped over and fell. (7/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Driver Jerks Strap Hook On To Face - Driver Jerks Strap Hook On To Face (8/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Driver Falls Off Trailer While Cleaning Bark - A truck driver clearing loose bark and wood debris off his log trailer slipped and fell off his trailer. He broke his shoulder and arm. (9/1/2011)
Safety Alert: Chain Saw Lacerates Operator’s Foot - A chain saw cut through a boot and lacerated the top of an operator''s left foot above the ankle. (10/1/2011)
Skidder Fatally Pins Logger - A logger is fatally injured when his head and body were caught between a skidder’s rear fender and a tree. The logger died at the scene of massive trauma to the body. Rescue crews extricated him and transported him to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. (12/1/2011)

Sawmill Case Studies
Remington Pallets Relies on a Cook’s Sawmill - Remington Rose got into the sawmill business at an opportune time. Rose owns Remington Pallets & Crates, and he needs a steady, reliable source of low-grade hardwood lumber for the pallet mill, that''s why he chose Cook''s Saw. (1/1/2011)
Fourth generation sawyers continue the legacy founded more than fi fty years ago: B & K Wood Products wins Wood-Mizer’s Business Best Award - B & K Wood Products wins Wood-Mizer’s Business Best Award and attributes much of its success to three thin-kerf headrigs and an edger from Wood-Mizer’s industrial line. (3/1/2011)
An LT40 sawmill gives this builder his creative outlet: Guido DeVisser – Cowboy Trail Mountaineer Cabins - Guido DeVisser, a talented Canadian timberframer, submitted seven entries to WoodMizer’s Personal Best Contest. Another sawmill owner is living his dream and making them come true for others. After years of running a circle mill, Guido turned to a WoodMizer LT40 bandmill to support his creativity. (11/1/2011)
You Do It Better! How Recreational Sawyers Can Beat Larger Competition - There are several ways small, recreational sawmill operations can manufacture forest products with higher quality for lower prices using Wood-Mizer sawmills. (12/1/2011)

Sawmill Case Studies: Hardwood
Two Sawmill Operations, One Roof: Upgrade to a Wood-Mizer WM3500 increases production by 55% for farm in Virginia - Recent purchase has enabled Eddie Wood of Little Creek Farm & Lumber to achieve consistent growth even through times of economic stress for the industry as a whole. (10/1/2011)

Wood Fiber Case Studies (Grinding, Chipping, Etc)
Building on Success: New England Mulch Business Relies on HogZilla Grinders - Marco Carrier and his brother, Richard, own P.R. Russell, which manufactures and distributes mainly mulch. They have grown the business substantially in the short time they have owned it. Sales have almost doubled. The company now relies totally on CW Mill Equipment Co. Inc. (10/1/2011)
Electric Avenue with a Bandit Beast: Antoine Hardwoods Uses E-Mulch to Find a New Road of Revenue - Charles Ledbetter went from a military stint in Vietnam to working on a dairy farm, followed by a job selling cars and eventually made the transition to running a sawmill. His latest addition of equipment was purchased to help combat rising fuel costs. (10/1/2011)
“Green” Takes on New Meaning for Tree Care Company Michigan Firm Saves Money, Improves Wear and Reduces CO2 Output with Morbark Hybrid Truck - Warren Kappen of Kappen Tree Service takes a bold step to reduce fuel costs for his customer and, at the same time, reduce his impact on the environment. (10/1/2011)

 

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