Lucasville, OH - To better serve its growing customer base throughout Indiana, Ricer Equipment is pleased to announce the addition of Kirk DeKoker to the Ricer Service Team. Mr. DeKoker is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced professional bringing over 20 years of heavy equipment trouble shooting, repair, set-up/tear down, on-site welding and preventative maintenance to keep your machines performing at their peak. This important asset centrally located in the Hoosier state translates to less downtime for our valued customers.

The addition of Kirk and a fully stocked service truck to the Ricer Equipment Team illustrates our commitment to insuring maximum “up-time” for our Indiana customers. Adding localized capacity to our huge inventory of parts and maintenance items located just hours away in Lucasville, Ohio.

Find out more about Ricer’s commitment to service and product support at www.RicerEquipment.com or call 800-947-6062.


Casey, IL (January 8th, 2019) – KF Software Solutions has begun taking orders for their innovative Tally-IO Cloud Based Forestry Inventory System.

Tally-IO, referring to “Tally-In and Tally-Out,” can be easily customized to your operation, removes the limitations of previous handheld inventory systems, allows access to data whenever and wherever, and with graduated pricing structure, it’ll increase your bottom line for small mills, buyers, and multi-location producers. Tally-IO will be of tremendous value to mills with current inventory management systems looking for a better solution, and mills without, that have relied on their accounting system or other techniques to bypass the high cost of handhelds and other fees.

KF Software Solutions is owned by Andrew Beeman and Jonathan Byrd. Andrew is a fourth generation operating owner of Beeman & Sons Logging and Sawmill of Martinsville, IL. Jonathan and Andrew are both Military Veterans and their education in computer science combined with years of Beeman’s experience in the mill made the need for the innovative Tally-IO easy to see. Beeman & Sons’ mill has quickly reaped benefits from the new inventory system after making the switch from handhelds to Tally-IO at the turn of the New Year.

Tally-IO is more than a calculator. Soon you’ll find key metrics on shift production, employee production, turn-around time, operating slowdowns, equipment efficiency, profits by species, buyers, time of year, and much more! Whether you’re a one man operation, multi-location sawmill, or anything in-between, Tally-IO was built for all forestry inventory needs! To schedule a demo or find out more, call 217-549-5995 or visit www.tally-io.com.


Morbark, LLC, announced that it completed the acquisition of
DENIS CIMAF, Inc., based in Roxton Falls, Québec. This transaction represents the company’s second acquisition since private equity firm Stellex Capital Management LP acquired Morbark in 2016. The acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing in October 2017, brought a lineup of innovative
equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories. In particular, Rayco stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers and crawler trucks. The purchase of DENIS CIMAF is another step in the Company’s strategic focus on broadening the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts, and service offered to their Customers.

Founded by Laurent Denis and his wife, Monique Vaillancourt, in 1998, DENIS CIMAF specializes in the development of high-performance brushcutter-mulcher attachments for excavators, skidsteers, forestry tractors, graders and other types of heavy equipment. The company manufactures three main lines of products: the DAH series, industrial mulcher attachments for excavators; the DAF series, attachments for skid steers and other dedicated carriers; and the EWF series, dedicated hydraulic power packs. The Company celebrated its 20th anniversary in business this past summer.

“The DENIS CIMAF team and I are extremely excited to be joining the Morbark family,” said Benjamin Denis, the newly appointed General Manager of DENIS CIMAF. “DENIS CIMAF is a
fantastic business with committed and passionate associates, a great track record and enormous global potential. Being part of the Morbark family will enable us to continue to grow
the business farther and faster.”

Dave Herr, Chief Executive Officer of Morbark, commented, “DENIS CIMAF’s line of attachments are complementary to our current tree care and industrial product lines. In fact, DENIS CIMAF mulcher heads have been an available option on our Rayco carriers for many years. The company’s patented mulcher head design has enabled them to become a the mulcher head attachment of choice among intensive vegetation control, land clearing, roadside
transmission lines, pipeline maintenance, and forest fire prevention contractors.”

Transaction Highlights:
• The transaction is a positive, strategic fit for both companies. DENIS CIMAF brings a lineup of patented, innovative equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories and will enhance the Morbark carrier product line.

• Benjamin-Pierre and Simon Denis, sons of DENIS CIMAF founders, Laurent Denis and Monique Vaillancourt, will continue to lead the DENIS CIMAF team to develop new products and help improve the company’s existing product lines.

• Morbark will operate DENIS CIMAF as a new division maintaining its brand identity. DENIS CIMAF’s experienced management team will continue to manage its operations. Teams from each company will work together to determine how to be more efficient and leverage each other’s strengths.

Herr continued, “The companies have a common entrepreneurial heritage and culture, and this is a great fit with immense potential for growth. We are anxious to get started.”