Timber Industry Gathers for Annual Paul Bunyan Show

Tue October 15, 2019 - Midwest Edition #21
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The Ohio Forestry Association's annual Paul Bunyan Show was held Oct. 4 to 6 at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, Ohio.

Billed as the "Original American Forestry Show," this year's event marked the show's 62nd year. As an interesting side note, according to Ohio Forestry Association President, Adam Conway, there is more timber growing in Ohio today than when the show first began in 1957.

The Paul Bunyan Show featured a wide range of educational sessions, live equipment and skill demonstrations as well as competitive events conducted throughout the three-day event. The main attractions however, were the latest equipment, products and services related to all aspects of the forestry industry presented by more than 140 exhibitors. Major show sponsors for 2019 included Columbus Equipment Company, John Deere, Murphy Tractor & Equipment and Rudd Equipment Company and Stihl.

The Ohio Forestry Association is an independent, not-for-profit trade organization serving Ohio's dynamic forestry and forestry related industries.

For more information, visit ohioforest.org. CEG

A full contingent of Murphy Tractor representatives were on hand to discuss John Deere equipment. (L-R) are Murphy Tractor’s Gary Shugart, Brian Mayfield, Danny Catrell, Eric Bischoff, Justin Flowers, Derrick Smith, Pete Brown, John Deere Forestry Product Consultant Carl Lockhart, along with Murphy Tractor’s Marty Hlawati, and R. Dennis O’Loughlin.
A full contingent of Murphy Tractor representatives were on hand to discuss John Deere equipment. (L-R) are Murphy Tractor’s Gary Shugart, Brian Mayfield, Danny Catrell, Eric Bischoff, Justin Flowers, Derrick Smith, Pete Brown, John Deere Forestry Product Consultant Carl Lockhart, along with Murphy Tractor’s Marty Hlawati, and R. Dennis O’Loughlin.

(L-R, front): Ohio Cat’s Rob Lowry, Art Westfall, Rich Egnot, Linda Meier and Brian Speelman were joined by (L-R, back) Jeff Watkins of Watkins Excavating and Zeb Kitzler of Vaughn Industries to review the equipment on display at the show.
(L-R, front): Ohio Cat’s Rob Lowry, Art Westfall, Rich Egnot, Linda Meier and Brian Speelman were joined by (L-R, back) Jeff Watkins of Watkins Excavating and Zeb Kitzler of Vaughn Industries to review the equipment on display at the show.

(L-R): Rudd Equipment Company’s Jordan Flege and Taylor Dunifon were joined by Volvo Product Specialist Bryan Donatelli to talk about the dealership’s lineup of Volvo equipment.
(L-R): Rudd Equipment Company’s Jordan Flege and Taylor Dunifon were joined by Volvo Product Specialist Bryan Donatelli to talk about the dealership’s lineup of Volvo equipment.

Regional Manager Bob Candee (L) received an assist at Fecon’s equipment display from Matt Bentz of Company Wrench.
Regional Manager Bob Candee (L) received an assist at Fecon’s equipment display from Matt Bentz of Company Wrench.

(L-R): In from Eugene, Ore., Michael Spreadbury of Peterson Pacific joined AGGCORP’s Roberto Armbruster, Sue Vitaz and Sean McIvor to assist with the dealership’s equipment display and demonstrations.
(L-R): In from Eugene, Ore., Michael Spreadbury of Peterson Pacific joined AGGCORP’s Roberto Armbruster, Sue Vitaz and Sean McIvor to assist with the dealership’s equipment display and demonstrations.

(L-R): Vermeer Heartland’s Craig Butts, Casey Bentz and George Jones showcased Vermeer’s line of forestry equipment.
(L-R): Vermeer Heartland’s Craig Butts, Casey Bentz and George Jones showcased Vermeer’s line of forestry equipment.

The annual Paul Bunyan Show celebrates its 62nd year.
The annual Paul Bunyan Show celebrates its 62nd year.

(L-R): Bethany Lenahan of Bandit Industries; Brad Watkins of Ohio Bandit dealer, Bobcat Enterprises, spoke with Jeff and Zack Heavner of Heavner Stump Removal and David Sarrey of Bobcat Enterprises at the show.
(L-R): Bethany Lenahan of Bandit Industries; Brad Watkins of Ohio Bandit dealer, Bobcat Enterprises, spoke with Jeff and Zack Heavner of Heavner Stump Removal and David Sarrey of Bobcat Enterprises at the show.

(L-R): Columbus Equipment Company’s Cory VanHouten and Brain Brasser joined Komatsu Forest Division Customer Support Manager Steve Schraeder to discuss the company’s lineup of equipment geared for the forestry industry.
(L-R): Columbus Equipment Company’s Cory VanHouten and Brain Brasser joined Komatsu Forest Division Customer Support Manager Steve Schraeder to discuss the company’s lineup of equipment geared for the forestry industry.