PacWest Machinery Makes Inaugural Showing at 86th OLC

Photo courtesy of PacWest Machinery
Representatives from PacWest Machinery, Ponsse, Bandit and Herzog Winch pose in front of a Ponsse Scorpion Giant harvester and a Volvo EC300 log loader. (L-R) Andy Wold, Garrin Raleigh, Samuel Vidgren, Jouni Viitikka, Micah Laban, Chris Neumann, Steve Baker, Jan Kauhanen, Ken Lloyd, Corey Wittig, Scott Kellogg and Rafal Scharla.

Wed March 06, 2024

PacWest Machinery participated in the recent Oregon Logging Conference held Feb. 22 to 24 at the Lane County Events Center in Eugene, Ore. A Pacific Northwest-based dealer representing Volvo and other heavy equipment lines, PacWest offers equipment and services for loggers, timber processors, biomass contractors and fixed mill operators in the region. PacWest serves these industries from six branches, each with complete repair facilities substantial parts inventories, and an extensive mobile service fleet.

PacWest is the exclusive dealer in the Northwest for Ponsse, Volvo and Bandit equipment, and each of those brands were on display at the recent conference. PacWest's participation followed its purchase in September 2023 of the existing Ponsse business in the Pacific Northwest. This new partnership included the hiring of Ponsse's experienced staff, the purchase of an existing repair facility, and the commitment by PacWest to support the Pacific Northwest logging industry. Adding to the Ponsse cut-to-length forestry machines, PacWest's equipment lineup of Volvo forestry carriers includes purpose-built log loaders, processors and road builders. In addition, PacWest is the Pacific Northwest dealer for the industrial line of Bandit whole-tree chippers.

"Ponsse has been incredibly supportive as we've transitioned to be the sales and service point for their products here in the Northwest," said Andy Wold, CEO of PacWest. "By also offering the Volvo forestry carriers and Bandit's leading whole-tree chippers to our lineup, we now have a number of ways to add value to customers in the Northwest timber harvesting and processing businesses. In addition, we'd like to commend the Oregon Logging Conference for hosting an excellent event".

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