Global firewood processor pioneer shares knowledge and articles on establishing and developing firewood operations.
Hakki Pilke is proud to present their new blog for firewood professionals and those interested in developing their firewood operations. The blog features the latest firewood news and events, industry tips and new products.

“During our 35 years of manufacturing firewood processors we have accumulated quite a bit of knowledge on how to establish, build and operate a firewood business. We feel that making this information available to everyone can be beneficial to the firewood industry as a whole,” says Hakki Pilke Export Manager Jori Mylläri.

The Hakki Pilke blog is updated monthly and as a subscriber you will be the first one to receive the new articles via email. Hakki Pilke has already published content on how to efficiently store firewood and the features and differences of log decks.

“We’d love to hear about the themes and subjects our customers would like us to cover in the blog. Drop us a line via Facebook or Instagram and let us know what we should write about,” Jori Mylläri says.

You can find the Hakki Pilke blog at and learn more about Hakki Pilke North America at Facebook ( and Instagram ( The Hakki Pilke North America website also features a handy questionnaire that can help you find the ideal firewood processor for your needs.

About Hakki Pilke

Hakki Pilke produces the best firewood processors in the world with more than 35 years of expertise. We know professional firewood manufacturers and professionals know us. We deliver thousands of processors to our customers on six continents in over 30 countries every year.

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 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