Brown Brontosaurus, Weare, N.H., a manufacturer of excavator mulchers, skid-steer mowers, and mulchers for mini-excavators and stump grinders, has partnered with Integrity Truck & Equipment, Grandville, Mich., for the sales of its patented Brontosaurus land-clearing product line.

Integrity Truck & Equipment is the first company to partner with Brown Brontosaurus for sales and will be the company's premier dealership throughout the United States.

“We are pleased to partner with Integrity Truck & Equipment for the sales of our Brontosaurus product line,” said Carter Brown, owner of Brown Brontosaurus. “We have been in business for nearly 50 years and there’s nobody we trust more than Integrity Truck & Equipment.”

The Brontosaurus land product line includes a fixed-tooth mower, mulching head for mini excavators, forestry mulching attachment and excavator-mounted stump grinder
attachment. Brown Brontosaurus products can be attached to most carriers and are made in the U.S. The equipment is used for commercial and residential clearing, right-of-way maintenance, government and municipal vegetation management, forestry and landscape management and railroads as well as wildlife habitat diversification.

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to leverage our network throughout the United States and provide sales support for Brown Brontosaurus,” said Tim Broene, owner of Integrity Truck & Equipment. “I’ve used Brown Brontosaurus products for 10 years, so I have a first-hand appreciation of how effective and low-maintenance the products are.”

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in support the fiscal 2017 omnibus package passing both houses of Congress. The package included language requiring the federal government to treat emissions from forest biomass as carbon neutral.

“AWC is encouraged that Congress has given much needed clarity by recognizing our industry’s unique biomass use as carbon neutral and as part of the sustainable carbon cycle. The wood products industry strives to be as energy efficient as possible and is one of the leaders nationwide in the use of carbon-neutral biomass energy. On average, over 75 percent of the energy at our member companies’ wood products facilities is generated from biomass, which displaces the need for fossil fuels and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. We look forward to working with the Administration and agencies to develop the rules that will implement this language.

“We thank Senators Collins and Murkowski and Congressmen Simpson and Calvert for their leadership on this issue.”

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement in support of the Administration’s Energy Independence Executive Order.

Robert Glowinski, President and CEO, AWC:

“Despite claims of energy flexibility intended under the Clean Power Plan, EPA actually limited the types of renewable energy states can use, which included our industry’s production and use of carbon neutral biomass energy. The Clean Air Act did not give EPA the authority to impose such sweeping restrictions on existing electric utility generating utilities. The wood products industry plays an important and unique role in reducing greenhouse gases by converting manufacturing biomass residuals to energy needed to power our mills. AWC supports this Executive Order and will continue to seek clarity on EPA’s treatment of biomass to ensure it is recognized as a critical component of clean energy.”

Donna Harman, President and CEO, AF&PA:

“We welcome the Energy Independence Executive Order to provide states and ratepayers, including paper and wood products manufacturers, long-overdue relief from harmful regulatory overreach. The nation deserves affordable, reliable electricity, not rate hikes and competitive harm that can stem from onerous regulation such as the Clean Power Plan. On average, our industry meets about two-thirds of its energy demand through carbon neutral renewable biomass and is able to sell some energy to the grid. We plan to continue working with policy makers to provide an effective solution that recognizes the carbon benefits of biomass energy in paper and wood products manufacturing facilities.”

Background: The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association have supported efforts in federal court to turn back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). They joined a petition for review of EPA’s final CPP in the D.C. Circuit Court in October of 2015; filed a joint petition for review of EPA’s treatment of biomass energy in the final CPP in December of 2015; and filed joint comments requesting EPA recognize the benefits of biomass as a fuel source in its CPP federal plan and model carbon trading rules in January of 2016. They also joined a petition for review challenging EPA’s New Source Performance Standards filed in December 2015.

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