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Lucas Tree buys New England Tree Experts

Lucas Tree Experts, a dual-accredited, 41-year TCIA member company and third-generation integrated-vegetation-management company based in Portland, Maine, acquired Vermont-based New England Tree Experts in June 2021. The acquisition furthers the almost 100-year-old company’s expansion into the Green Mountain State. New England Tree Experts, which also primarily focused its efforts on utility vegetation management, has assumed […]

Platinum Equity acquires Oregon Tool

Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, in July purchased Oregon Tool, a 25-year TCIA corporate member company based in Portland, Oregon. American Securities and P2 Capital owned the company, previously known as Blount International, since taking it private in 2016. Oregon Tool manufactures saw chain and guide bars for chain saws, and lawn-mower blades, agricultural-tractor […]

Barko Hydraulics names new president

Barko Hydraulics, LLC, a 10-year TCIA corporate member company based in Superior, Wisconsin, welcomed Justin Rupar as its new president in June 2021. Rupar brings with him more than 27 years of equipment-industry expertise in manufacturing, dealer development, sales and marketing.  “The Barko team and I are excited to continue working to improve our product […]

Hultdins’ founders retiring

After 28 years of representing world-leading Swedish companies in the forestry and construction industries, Gerry Mallory and Rick Gordon have decided to retire. Hultdins, Inc., a 22-year TCIA corporate member company based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, was established in 1993, and also represented Indexator Rotators from the beginning. Olofsfors Tracks were the next Swedish product […]

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