Accident Briefs – July 2020

All items taken from published reports or reported directly to TCIA staff, as noted. Two shocked trimming trees from lift Two tree workers in an aerial lift were shocked when they apparently made contact with a power line while trimming trees July 3, 2020, in North Richland Hills, Texas. Both victims were taken to a […]

Rotochopper named CMMA Manufacturer of the Year

Rotochopper, Inc., in July 2020, was recognized as the Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association (CMMA) 2019 Manufacturer of the Year. This award recognizes member excellence and the investments, services and contributions to the CMMA group. “Rotochopper joins the assembly to further advance the truth that today, growth and innovation can rarely be maximized by one company, […]

Echo Bear Cat is now Crary Bear Cat

Crary Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Echo Bear Cat outdoor power equipment, announced the brand name is now Crary Bear Cat, effective in August 2020. Acquired by Echo Inc. in 2006, the Echo Bear Cat brand line includes professional-grade, outdoor power equipment. Crary Bear Cat of Crary Industries remains a subsidiary of Echo Inc., an 18-year […]

TGC Engineering joins Davey Resource Group

Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG), a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company, a 47-year TCIA member company, has acquired certain assets of TGC Engineering, LLC, based in Sharon Center, Ohio. Founded in 2001, TGC offers civil, municipal and environmental engineering services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm and DRG have […]

Morbark makes leadership change

Morbark in August appointed Bradley (Brad) Boehler to succeed Dave Herr as vice president of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and president of Morbark Holdings. Herr joined Morbark, a 40-year TCIA Corporate Member company, initially as a board director, and then as its CEO in October 2016. He led the company through […]

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