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Terex buys Woodsman

August 12, 2011 - Terex Corporation has entered the wood-chipper business through the acquisition of Woodsman, a Michigan-based manufacturer of wood processing equipment.


August 12, 2011
By Terex Corporation

 

The Woodsman product lines will be integrated into the materials processing segment of Terex, which is a player in the crushing and
screening industry globally. The business has a comprehensive line of
hand-fed chippers as well a portfolio of biomass chippers.

Kieran Hegarty, materials processing president, said: “The addition
of Woodsman’s products provides a great opportunity to extend the
capabilities of Terex materials processing into the adjacent businesses
of wood processing and recycling. Our customers can expect tangible
investments in terms of distribution coverage for enhanced customer
support, a commitment to product development and a focus on readily
available spare parts.”

Terex will be using a number of well-developed distribution channels
to make sure that the particular needs of customers for both hand fed
and biomass chippers are met effectively. The business will be showing
its Terex Woodsman 440 biomass chipper, which is equipped with a 50-inch
diameter by 45-inc wide full pocket-cutting drum, at the upcoming ICUEE
exhibition in Louisville, Ky., in October. A month later the Terex
Woodsman 730 will be exhibited at the Tree Care Show in Hartford, Conn., a
compact hand-fed machine for customers seeking a compact chipping
solution.

Woodsman founder, Bob Engler adds, “We are excited to be joining a
company that shares our passion for delivering quality, productivity and
value to our customers. In addition, we are pleased that our products
are now poised to fully benefit from the business recovery with the
solid backing of a global company.”

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