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TAG: Morbark

Rayco debuts two stump cutters and stump cutter trailer

September 6, 2018By

Rayco Manufacturing introduced two stump cutter models—the RG55 and RG80—and the TRG stump cutter trailer. The new items represent the first new product introductions for Rayco since the company was acquired by Morbark in November 2017. “All of these new products highlight Morbark’s and Rayco’s commitment to our customers,” said Casey Gross, Morbark’s director of tree care products. “We’re continuously... read more

Morbark debuts track chipper, product upgrades

November 16, 2016By

Morbark debuted the new Beever M18R Track Tree and Brush Chipper, as well as improvements to its Tree Care Products lines, at the TCI Expo. “We first saw the need for a tracked version of our 18-inch capacity chipper for fire and pest cleanup efforts going on in the western United States,” said Casey Gross, Morbark director of tree care products.... read more

People on the Move: Morbark, Cat appoint new CEOs; new hires for Davey, Agri-Turf, Jensen, Ruppert

November 2, 2016By

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman plans to retire on March 31. Before assuming the chairman and CEO role in 2010, Oberhelman joined Cat in 1975, was elected as vice president and CFO in 1995 and has led a variety of businesses across the company in his tenure. The company named Jim Umpleby, group president for energy and transportation, as the company’s new CEO. Umpleby,... read more

Companies in the News: Plowz and Mowz raises $1.5M; more from Davey, John Deere, Morbark, Bobcat, Mean Green

August 31, 2016By

Plowz and Mowz, an on-demand landscape and snow plow service which recently added leaf removal, raised $1.5 million from the Los Angeles-based startup incubator Science and undisclosed angel investors. Science has previously backed companies like Dollar Shave Club and Quarterly. The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) named The Davey Tree Expert Co. the 13th largest employee-owned company in the U.S. Davey employs 8,600 people and has... read more

Companies in the News: Stihl hosts student manufacturing camp; BioSafe expands; more from Toro, Morbark

August 17, 2016By

Stihl partnered with “Dream It. Do It. Virginia” to host the fifth annual Stihl Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at its U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The four-day camp promotes modern manufacturing careers through technology-based projects. Selected by an essay application process, 35 high school students worked in teams to build “Escape Bots,” obstacle avoiding robots equipped with infrared sensors. Each member... read more

People on the Move: Morbark president retires, Select Source, Aquascape

August 10, 2016By

Morbark President James Shoemaker Jr. retired after 13 years with the company. He will continue as a consultant for the company, which was acquired by Stellex Capital Management in September. Shoemaker joined Morbark in 2003 as director of operations. He was soon promoted to vice president of operations and then was appointed president in 2011. He was honored with the 2016 John G.... read more