Tree Care Industry Expo celebrates 25th anniversary in Pittsburgh, PA

TCIA-Expo-2015-0151by Jon M. Casey

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA was the site of the 25th Anniversary TCI Expo hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association November 12 to 14. This year’s event welcomed more than 2,800 tree care professionals and more than 200 exhibitors for the three-day event. Attendees had the opportunity to see the latest in products and services for the tree care industry. They also could attend workshops and seminars that covered various aspects of arboriculture, tree climbing safety and general tree care business information. [Read more…]

Vermeer’s forestry tractor demonstrations highlight visit to Pella Iowa’s “Vermeer Mile”

Vermeer-Plant-31by Jon M. Casey

Earlier this year, in mid-July, Vermeer® Manufacturing Company introduced the latest addition to their Wood Waste line of products when they unveiled two Forestry Tractors, the FT-100 and the FT-300. Hosting a daylong factory tour and demonstration event for more than a dozen journalists representing wood waste and timber media, company officials welcomed the opportunity to point out the exciting features of these new products. They also showed why they are industry leaders in equipment manufacturing because of their successful application of the LEAN manufacturing process in their operation. LEAN is a system that serves to improve equipment quality while increasing worker’s morale and production efficiencies. [Read more…]