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FROM THE BRANCHES
Peace River Members Tour Risley Plant
BY LISA HALL, P.ENG.
One of the goals of the APEGGA branches is to provide
opportunities for members to network and increase their understanding
of professions within our association. A tour of Risley Manufacturing
in Grande Prairie, a leading forestry equipment manufacturer, was held
to help the Peace River Branch meet this goal.
The leap into the global market occurred with a recent agreement with Caterpillar Inc. Risley's TIMBERKING track feller buncher was acquired by Caterpillar, which added it to its forestry equipment line. The Grande Prairie Risley facility continues to produce the TIMBERKING product until Caterpillar has the capacity to manufacture it.
Among the other equipment the company produces are the patented Risley Rotosaw, Lim-mit delimbers, the Rolly II modular single grip harvester and double grip processor, the SideWinder processor, and the Rotosaw Slingshot Harvesting Head. Innovation is obviously at work and alive in the north.
Risley Manufacturing also supports local and provincial communities. The company received one of two Top Employer Awards in the year 2000 from Alberta Learning. This award recognizes exceptional efforts in training apprentices and continuing support of the province's apprenticeship and industry training system.
Sometimes we don't have to look very far to find great things.
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