Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor stopped by
Fecon in Lebanon, Ohio, as part of US Agriculture Day to discuss
agriculture in Ohio as well as manufacturing jobs in Southwest Ohio.
The Governor and Lt. Governor toured the factory during
their visit. Kasich spoke of his work with Jobs Ohio, a non-profit, business
focused group that is working to open international markets. One of the goals
is to not only have free trade but fair trade.
He also spoke about how products made in the US, as Fecon
products are, have a bright future in international markets.
To the farming community in attendance, he spoke about their
concern about water quality in Ohio and how he is working with farmers to
insure a clean environment.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has announced changes to its senior leadership team that will take place after the retirement of James A. Israel, president of John Deere Financial - the company’s global financial services division headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.These changes are effective October 23:
James A. Israel, president, John Deere Financial, has elected to retire after 35 years of service.
Michael J. Mack, Jr. is appointed group president, John Deere Financial Services, Global Human Resources and Public Affairs.
Max A. Guinn is appointed president, Worldwide Construction & Forestry, Global Labor Relations and Security.
Israel joined Deere in 1979, has held a number of management positions, and was appointed president of the financial services business in 2006. With his guidance, the size of the company’s credit portfolio nearly doubled to approximately $40 billion and the number of countries in which financing services are offered increased from 17 to 45.
“Over the course of his career, Jim Israel has shown a keen business intellect, dedication and commitment to employees, and a passion for excellent customer service and business leadership,” said Samuel R. Allen, chairman and chief executive officer.
Mack is currently president of Deere’s Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division, a position he has held since 2009. He previously served as Deere & Company’s treasurer and chief financial officer.
Guinn is currently senior vice president of human relations, communications, public affairs and labor relations. He previously held a variety of leadership roles in both of Deere’s major equipment divisions.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land, providing advanced products and services to cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Visit John Deere at http://www.johndeere.com/.
For further information,
Director, Global Public Relations
Deere & Company
Tigercat has introduce the 724G, the first drive-to-tree feller buncher powered with the high performance Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f engine. The 724G will made its debut appearance at the Mid-South Forestry Show in Starkville MS, September 19-20, 2014.
The 724G wheel feller buncher has more power, a newly designed engine enclosure and improved component layout, providing superior access and serviceability. Best of all, the Tigercat FPT engine meets Tier 4 final emission standards using the simplest possible technology.
Design enhancements to the 724G feller buncher focused on improving the operator experience, productivity and service access. Engine power has increased from 220 to 247 hp with a newly designed engine enclosure roof profile for improved visibility. Detailed information is provided to the operator through a large color display screen for accurate engine and machine monitoring. The enclosure access panels and doors have been redesigned for easier access and increased strength. The engine, hydraulic and electrical component layout has also been designed with easy access and serviceability in mind.
Most importantly, the Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f engine is fully supported by Tigercat, including all parts, service, warranty and technical support, significantly benefiting 724G feller buncher owners.
About the Tigercat FPT engine series
Tigercat FPT engines meet Tier 4 emission levels without the need for variable geometry turbochargers, an EGR system, a higher capacity cooling system, an intake throttle body or a diesel particulate filter. Furthermore, the engine series offers improved reliability and lower long-term maintenance costs. The key is the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) which converts the harmful components of the exhaust gas stream into water, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.
Timberland (and agri-land) investment and co-investment challenge
Investor time horizons: From five minutes to >500 years
Country risk profiles and Institutional investment considerations
International valuation techniques: From developed to frontier countries
Country Opportunities: UK, USA, Baltic Countries and Russia
Country Opportunities: Asia, China specific and Myanmar specific
Country Opportunities: Brazil and Other Latin & Central America
Country Opportunities: Oceania (Australia and New Zealand)
Country Opportunities: Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and Africa
Wood product demand trends: Pulp, solidwood and biomass-wood pellets
A10 person: New Project - New Investor - New Opportunities PanelSpeakers:
A total of 30 speakers/panellists are confirmed,
including 9 from United Kingdom; and 21 who are flying
in from overseas (5 from USA, 3
from Germany, 2 from Canada, 2 from Brazil, 2 from Finland, and 1 each from
Denmark, Estonia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Myanmar and Malaysia. It must
be a “first” to have so many international specialists confirmed to speak,
which cements the DANA meeting as the premiere timberland investment Conference
in Europe in 2014.
The two day Conference will be launched by a Keynote speech by a major United
Kingdom institutional investor, followed by another three high profile speakers
on general global investment topics. These include:
Magnus Weikert, Director
of Business Development, International Woodland Company (IWC), Denmark will
present on: Private Timberland: Institutional
Investment Considerations. IWC is well respected within Europe and
internationally about its detailed knowledge of direct investors, fund managers
and timberland investment opportunities as they are identified around the
Investment Manager, UK Pension Protection Fund who will present on: Challenges of Investing into Timberland and
Co-investment. The PPF is now well into its timberland investment
programme, and indeed was recently reported to be seeking additional
investments. Traditionally UK Pension Funds have been slow to the plate in
looking at an international portfolio and PPF probably leads this development
within the UK at least and is a leader Europe wide
Bret Vicary, Vice
President Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting, Sewell, USA will present
on: Trends in International Global Timberland
Valuation Techniques: From developed to frontier countries. Sewell
has become recognised as one of the very few specialised timberland appraisal
(valuation) firms which undertake assignments on most continents
Neil Kirton, Managing Director,
Business Intelligence Kroll Advisory Solutions, UK will present on: Assessing Country Risk Profiles When Considering
Timberland Investment in Overseas Countries. Accurately assessing
country risk is one of the most vital parameters for any timberland investor or
company advising on timberland investment. The initial qualitative assessment
of country risk by even people in the business may result in investors
underestimating risk and putting their money where they shouldn’t or
over-estimating risk and denying themselves good opportunities. Neil’s
presentation will be well received.
We will profile other speakers who will be
presenting during the rest of the Conference in later newsletters.
DANA will endeavour to connect funders who have the
funds to invest in timberlands with fund and project managers who are seeking
funding. A representative from any UK Pension Fund is invited to the Conference
without charge, and the connection work undertaken by DANA is complimentary. For
more details please contact Conference Administrator, Pam Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org
To those readers who have
already registered for this conference, thank you for your support. To other
readers, we strongly encourage you to register; and indeed to bring along some
of your team.
There are generous multiple registration fee discounts available: To see all details of
the program, speakers, venue, registration, sponsorship and newsletters, please
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Please do not hesitate to contact Conference Administrator, Pam Richards in Melbourne - email@example.com to discuss any aspects of this conference.
Immediately preceding the conference, there will be a
field trip centred on Lockerbie in Southern Scotland. Field trip delegates will
make their own way to Lockerbie on Saturday afternoon/early evening on October
4. On Sunday October 5 delegates will make a short visit to the Pan Am Memorial
Gardens in Lockerbie, and then will visit forest plantations in Eskdalemuir
Forest, one of the largest plantation forests in the United Kingdom. The host
for this field trip will be the Forest Manager of the nearby Duke of Buccleuch
Then, on Monday October 6, delegates will visit a major wood processing complex near
Lockerbie, which includes the James Jones Sawmill, one of the largest and most
modern in Europe; and the E.ON Wood Biomass Power Station on the same site. In
the afternoon, delegates will make their own way (probably by train) back to London to arrive early on Monday evening.
Conference organisers will be leaving at around 2.00 pm — To register for the
field trip, please click here Eskdalemuir
Forest - field trip visit on 5 October
Lockerbie Sawmill - field trip visit on 6 October
Fired Power Station - field trip visit on 6 October
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