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BTB 32: Tigercat Turns Twenty

Tigercat celebrated its 20th year in business over June 21-22.

Formal events included factory tours, a dinner and party for 1,300 guests as well as the premiere screening of ‘20’, a new film by Tigercat that tracks in super high definition the beginnings of the company, some of the challenges faced, and what the Tigercat brand means today to customers throughout the world.

Donnie Lambert, Heyward Moore, Marty Lambert and Tigercat president, Tony Iarocci. The Lamberts participated in the fi lm, ‘20’.

Donnie Lambert, Heyward Moore, Marty Lambert and Tigercat president, Tony Iarocci. The Lamberts participated in the film, ‘20’.

Guest speakers at the dinner events included Bobby Goodson of Swamp Loggers fame and prominent southern US loggers, Joseph Parnell and Charles Johns. Tigercat also took the opportunity to acknowledge the retirement of Joe Kemp, branch manager for B&G Equipment, Magnolia. Joe has been a dedicated manager and tireless proponent of Tigercat machinery for nearly twenty years and B&G, which took on the Tigercat line in 1993, is the longest running Tigercat dealer.

Pieter de Wet and Mark Wells from PG Bison in South Africa who participated in the film, ‘20’.

Pieter de Wet and Mark Wells from PG Bison in South Africa who participated in the film, ‘20’.

Tigercat began in 1992 when a small group of professionals with extensive experience in the logging equipment industry teamed up with the Cambridge, Ontario based fabrication company, MacDonald Steel. Extensive field research determined that the performance of drive-to-tree feller bunchers was falling short of the expectations of loggers. Tigercat set out to design a technically superior alternative. The result was the 726 feller buncher.

Now twenty years later the company has achieved what few thought was possible. Tigercat is at the forefront of the evolution of harvesting equipment and the product offering has grown to nearly 50 carriers and attachments. None of this would be possible without the dedication of the Tigercat team, the partnerships forged with dealers and suppliers and the support and feedback from Tigercat owners and operators.

Order your copy of ‘20’ on Blu Ray or DVD at www.tigercat.com.

Tigercat CEO, Ken MacDonald, delivered the closing remarks at the gala event.

Tigercat CEO, Ken MacDonald, delivered the closing remarks at the gala event.