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Pink Tigercat 822C Feller Buncher On Display
a northern Maine logger who wanted to raise awareness and garner support for women who are battling breast cancer.
Date Posted: 6/1/2013
A pinkTigercat 822C feller buncher, owned by White Oak, Inc., was recently on displayat the NE Forest Products Equipment Expo in Bangor, Maine. Painting his fellerbuncher pink was the idea of Dustin Marquis, a northern Maine logger who wantedto raise awareness and garner support for women who are battling breast cancer.
Marquisthought that the pink paint job would bring much attention to the cause, andthat donations could be made relative to the fellerís future hours ofoperation. With proper maintenance, it is expected that this machine will beworking in the woods about another 30,000 hours.
Marquistook his idea to his boss and owner of White Oak, Inc., Mike Nadeau. Nadeauimmediately got on board and contacted sales manager Keith Michaud at FrankMartin Sons, Inc., a Tigercat dealership with locations in Fort Kent andMadison Maine. Michaud agreed to help propel the project forward.
Withina matter of days it was underway. In pitching the Loggers for Cancerfundraising idea to Tigercatís corporate headquarters in Branford, OntarioCanada, Michaud said he was blown away by Tigercatís response. A $2,000donation would have made him happy, but Tigercat committed to donate $2 forevery hour the machine is in operation, up to $100,000. The Loggers for Cancer fund will besupporting both the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund and the Maine CancerFoundation. Both programs assist Maine residents who are fighting cancer, aswell as their families who are being affected by the illness.
If youwould like to make a donation to support this effort, please call Kayla Daigleof Frank Martin Sons, Inc. at 1-800-822-6661.
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