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Logging Operation Case Studies: Mid Atlantic

  Cahoon Brothers Logging Increases Chipper Productivity with Onsite Maintenance Using Bevel Buddy® Knife Sharpener - A third generation logger in Pantego, North Carolina finds the solution to the challenge of keeping his chipper blades sharp with Precision Sharpening’s Bevel Buddy® Knife Sharpener, reducing downtime and saving money.  (12/1/2013)

  WR White, Inc, Adapts To Changing Biofuel Market with Peterson 4300 Micro Chippers - WR White, Inc., in Windsor, North Carolina, was already grinding chips for biofuel. Then the market changed, and the company’s main customer, Enviva, wanted micro chips. Bill White followed the market and added two Peterson 4300 micro chippers to meet the new demands of his market and grow his business at the same time  (4/1/2013)

  Simmons Logging Field Tests New Caterpillar C Series Loader - Vic Simmons, owner of Simmons Logging in South Hill, Vir., almost closed his company and went back to work for someone else. But then a chance contract with Arbor Tech got him started down the road to a successful business. Now he is cutting full time for Arbor Tech and hopes to expand his business in the near future. Because of his long standing relationship with Caterpillar, Simmons recently had an opportunity to help Caterpillar develop a new loader. He has enjoyed field testing the new C Series prototype Caterpillar loader.  (3/1/2013)

  Turman Lumber Co. Makes Most of Marginal Logs With Equipment from Cooper Machine Co. - Cooper overhead skewing scragg mill system results in higher yield and greater production.  (12/1/2012)

  Morbark Chippers Come to the Forefront for Southern Maryland Arborist - Dyson Forestry is a forestry company of a different nature. Carl Dyson focuses on his core tree care strengths: fertilization, plant health care, pruning, insect and disease control, and tree removal. Dyson is an arborist who has turned to Morbark for chippers to amplify his professionalism.  (10/1/2012)

  Jamie Broadway ‘Blessed’ to be Running Prentice™ 2384B Loader - Father convinced him to leave the management program for a major grocery store chain and come into the family logging business.  (9/1/2012)

  North Carolina’s Pitt Community College Training Forestry Equipment Operators - In August the first graduates received certificates from the North Carolina Association of Professional Loggers (NCAPL).  (9/1/2012)

  TimberPro Combo Forwarder Suits Logger Who Works Alone: Log Max Harvester Attachment Excels in Tough Pennsylvania Hardwoods - One man cut-to-length logging crew uses a TimberPro combo forwarder with Log Max attachments to harvest timber in the rugged hardwood forests of Pennsylvania.   (2/1/2012)

  Logger Launches Equipment Dealership - Jim Stout wears many hats -- logger, equipment dealer and machining expert. He likes the Log Max and TimberPro equipment so much, that he recently started a dealership covering most of West Virginia and all of Virginia.   (2/1/2012)

  The Path to Sawing Profitably: For a small scale pallet and tie producer using a Wood-Mizer LT70 - The Path to Sawing Profitably: For a small scale pallet and tie producer Doug Gardner has watched his sawmill business grow after upgrading to a Wood-Mizer LT70.  (2/1/2012)

  Wood Business Keeps Evolving: Hanneman Forest Products Looks to Multitek to Boost Firewood Production - John Hanneman has changed course with his wood products company a number of times over the years. His latest evolution has been a Multitek 2040XP2 firewood processor for high-volume firewood production.  (1/9/2012)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  Chipper from Trelan Mfg. is a good fit at Arrants Logging, Inc. - Arrants Logging, Inc. Adds Trelan Mfg. Chipper to Machinery Options – Arrants offers variety of services, including thinning, clear-cutting, and reforestation.  (10/1/2009)

  N.C. Company Offers Complete Clearing: Shelton Logging & Chipping Leans Heavily on Morbark Chipper and Tub Grinder - N.C. Contractor Depends on Morbark Chipper, Grinder  (4/1/2008)

  Road Agency Launches Recycling Operations - Nebraska County Finds Match with DuraTech Tub Grinder to Process Trees, Green Waste  (10/1/2006)

  Small Production Mill Goes High Tech with INOVEC - Superior Michigan Hardwoods Optimizes Head Rig with INOVEC’s YieldMaster StereoScan  (8/1/2006)

  Quality Hardwoods Continues Upgrades - USNR, HMC, Valley Machine Helping Michigan Mill Increase Production, Yield, Quality  (3/1/2006)

  N. Carolina Loggers Keep an Eye on Change - Pack Brothers Cuts with Valmet 3-Wheel and Tracked; Expands into Grading Work with Komatsu  (5/1/2005)

  Pennsylvania Logger Makes Cut-to-length Work - Risley equipment Rolly II processing head is focus of operations for Ray Bange Logging in South Central Pa.  (11/1/2002)

  Gilman Logging Makes Tracks with Cutters - Virginia logger is pleased with move to Timbo track feller-bunchers, which cut gullies and handle steep conditions well.  (9/10/2002)

  North Carolina Logger Equipped for Any Job - Hard-Working Liebherr A902 Loader Proves Good Fit for Turner Hargrove’s Diverse Logging Operations  (7/20/2001)

  Keenan Industries - Stroke Boom Delimber Is Key for W. Va. Logger  (9/1/1999)

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