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Stihl Expands Saw Guide Bar Manufacturing In Virginia

Stihl Expands Saw Guide Bar Manufacturing In Virginia

The City of Virginia Beach has announced that Stihl plans to invest $49 million to expand its chain saw guide bar manufacturing facility. The expansion will add 26,000 sq. ft. of space to an existing building, totaling 86,000 sq. ft. upon completion. The project is also expected to create 15 new jobs with an average annual wage of $60,000 to $100,000…

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Oregon Names Top 2022 Operators

Oregon Names Top 2022 Operators

Oregon’s state Board of Forestry recently released the 2022 Forest Operator of the Year awards that honor forest professionals who consistently meet or exceed requirements of the Oregon Forest Practices Act under challenging project conditions. This year’s award winners are Chuck Sarrett of Full Circle Consulting of La Grande; Mike Falleur of F and B Logging in Warrenton; and Bobby King of R and R King Logging in Florence…

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Weyco, Union Reach Contract Agreement

Weyco, Union Reach Contract Agreement

In late October, after a 48-day strike, Weyerhaeuser reported the successful resolution of a work stoppage involving members of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union in Oregon and Washington. Weyerhaeuser has approximately…

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New Ponsse Products

New Ponsse Products

Ponsse has launched a series of new products to improve productivity in sustainable harvesting, including the Ponsse Scorpion Giant harvester and the Ponsse Mammoth forwarder. The Scorpion Giant harvester adds to the Scorpion product range, which was completely upgraded in 2021. It was developed to have more tractive effort, which helps the harvester to be agile even in challenging conditions, including snow, steep slopes and soft terrain. The Scorpion…

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Komatsu To Acquire Swedish Silviculture Attachment Manufacturer

Komatsu To Acquire Swedish Silviculture Attachment Manufacturer

Through Komatsu Forest AB, a wholly owned subsidiary in Sweden, Komatsu Ltd. is going to acquire Bracke Forest AB, headquartered in Bräcke, Sweden, which develops, manufactures, and sells application-specific attachments for silviculture. Tree planting is expected to expand worldwide for lumber production and environmental concerns, such as the promotion of carbon neutrality. At the same time, the need for mechanization is growing, especially because tree planting is labor-intensive work, with an increase in planting in remote areas, and a decrease in the workforce…

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TrackWeight Means No More Guessing Loading Trucks

TrackWeight Means No More Guessing Loading Trucks

The new generation BRT5 Series 3 scale from TrackWeight is the result of more than 20 years of research aimed at always optimizing truck loads more efficiently. It is more precise than previous generations, is easier to install, features a more sophisticated and compact design, is made of ultra-tough components, and components are under a three-year limited warranty…

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