Business Briefs

By Staff | November 23, 2010

Bandit Industries adds dealers
Bandit Industries signed on Bejac Equipment Corp. in southern California to carry its line of whole tree chippers and Beast Recyclers. Bejac has four locations—San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Redding. With the addition of McClung-Logan Equipment Co., Bandit Industries has expanded its offering of Beast Recyclers and whole tree chippers to six locations in Virginia—Chesapeake, Manassas, Richmond, Roanoke, Winchester and Wise. Bandit also announced the addition of Blue Mountain Equipment Rentals to its dealer network, which will carry Bandit’s chipper and stump grinder line for select counties in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Nortrax Inc., a John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer, announced the addition of Bandit chippers and grinders to its equipment line-up. Nortrax will carry Bandit’s line of hand-fed brush chippers and stump grinders in Ontario and Newfoundland and will serve as the exclusive Beast horizontal grinder distributor in Quebec.

Clark-Reliance establishes overnight delivery service
The Clark-Reliance Corp. has established a new online service to provide overnight delivery of critical parts to operators of power generation and processing equipment. The program, OEM Parts Plus, features hundreds of the most commonly needed spare parts associated with original equipment manufactured under the Jerguson, Jacoby-Tarbox, HYCOA or Clark-Reliance brands. Orders placed online by 2 p.m. (ET) will be shipped the same day. For more information, visit

Morbark expands East Coast dealer network
Morbark announced it has signed a dealer agreement with Elliott & Frantz Inc., based in King of Prussia, Penn. Elliott & Frantz will sell and service Morbark’s recycling and forestry product lines, in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, from its branch locations in Jessup, Md., and Delmar, Del. Founded in 1962, Elliott & Frantz has comprehensive experience in the construction equipment industry. The company maintains a parts inventory in excess of $2 million, a complete fleet of service vehicles and a service staff with the extensive knowledge and experience.

DP CleanTech to convert coal boiler to biomass
DP CleanTech has teamed up with Axis Technologies, an engineering, procurement and construction supplier in Lithuania, to extend a pre-existing fossil fuel burning plant with a renewable biomass power plant. The plant in Siauliai, Lithuania, currently burns natural gas and heavy fuel. Owner Siauliai Energija, plans to add a new biomass-fired boiler, bringing increased power to the area for zero net gain in CO2 emissions. DP CleanTech will provide engineering, project management, procurement, manufacturing and supervision of construction and commissioning for the complete boiler island and estimates the entire plant to be fully operational by April 2012.

Martin Engineering offers expanded conveyor training
Martin Engineering has expanded its Foundations Training Program on the design and development of more productive belt conveyors to offer three customizable seminars.  Training is available to suit individuals with varied levels of experience and responsibility from new hire to senior engineer. Attendees attain a better understanding of conveyor safety and performance, helping to justify upgrade investments and increase profitability. Foundations Training Programs may qualify for Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours; they may also qualify toward the Parts 46/48 Annual Refresher Training. For more information, visit

Ascendant Partners assists Lincolnway Energy
Ascendant Partners Inc. performed a full feasibility of the coal-to-biomass conversion process, including biomass volumes, logistics, quality, permit implications and pricing, to assess the technical, market, economic and financial implications of the biomass conversion for Lincolnway Energy. Working with Lincolnway, Ascendant identified and performed due diligence on more than 50 potential biomass resources to determine which would align best with Lincolnway operations. This is one of the many biomass projects completed by Ascendant Partners, including a wood pellet plant acquisition; biomass market assessment; wood pelleting feasibility, business planning and project development oversight; and assessment of biomass export opportunities.

Howden North America moves to Columbia
Howden North America Inc., a supplier of fans, rotary heat exchangers, compressors and gas handling equipment for the biomass, cement, HVAC, iron and steel, mining, navy and maritime, nuclear, petrochemical, power, transportation and tunnel ventilation industries, is relocating its corporate office from Camden to Columbia, S.C. The company, formerly known as Howden Buffalo Inc., also announced that it will now be known as Howden North America Inc. The company, which employs 89 people and moved to Camden in 1999, will move into 18,200-square-feet of office space located at 7909 Parklane Road.

Stefan Kaiser Joins Vecoplan
Stefan Kaiser has joined Vecoplan LLC in High Point, N.C., as head of business development. Formerly with partner company Vecoplan AG in Bad Marienberg Germany, Kaiser will act as a liaison between the two entities for the transfer of both technological and practical knowledge as it applies to best practices in the design, manufacture and implementation of turnkey Biomass Processing Systems in North America and Europe. In addition to experiential knowledge of the biomass industry on multiple continents, Kaiser brings an industrial engineering degree (Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.) to his new position at Vecoplan. The course of study required to earn this degree combines engineering and business management with an emphasis on the realization of practical business advantages in the application of technological advancements for real world settings.

De Jaye Technologies unveils biomass process analyzers/recorders
De Jaye Technologies LLC is offering its DJCH4, a non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) methane emissions analyzer recorder for the PC. It continuously measures and records methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen oxide. An optional data acquisition board adds four millivolt and one digital input for temperature, pressure, flow rate, moisture and hydrogen. HC interference with methane is reduced by 95 percent with a narrow band infrared filter on the methane detector. The DJCH4 software is easy to use and measures gas with two keystrokes. The data logger has a programmable interval and duration with over-range flags on the screen and the printout. Data is saved in both a report and Excel CSV format on the hard drive or a USB memory stick. MilliVolt input data is saved with the gas data in the Excel file for graphing or calculations. For more information, go to De Jaye Technologies’ website at

Waratah opens facility in Western Australia
In response to the special product and support needs of its debarking eucalyptus customers, Waratah Forestry Attachments has opened a Western Australia facility. The new 5,300-square-foot facility, located at 22 Gibbons Road in Bunbury, singularly focuses on 616C harvester customers. A one-stop shop for customers to increase the uptime and productivity of their HTH616C harvesting heads, it sells these compact harvester/processors, a comprehensive range of 616C parts, and offers expert product rebuilding and maintenance services.