REM International CISA signs pact with Container Stuffers LLC to take delivery of the first K-Loader in Colombia South America
“K-Loader is the fastest, safest log loader capable of loading logs in 4-minutes or less while minimizing typical damage to shipping containers”
Auburn, WA—(March 23, 2011) - - Container Stuffers LLC today announced the sale of their “K-Loader” to REM International CISA (“REM”). REM will use the K-Loader to load Colombian tropical hardwoods into ocean containers for export. The K-Loader will dramatically increase loading efficiency and productivity while reducing environmental impact.
The K-Loader is specifically designed to load logs into containers. As a log shovel loads an entire 55-60,000 lbs. on the ruggedly constructed load platform, the K-Loaders’ built in load scale weighing and balance system allows the operator to control the weight and balance to within desired limits. Then the load is transferred into the container in one smoothly controlled operation lasting less than 4 minutes. One big design advantage of the K- Loader is that it minimizes collateral damage to containers and eliminates the heavy maintenance costs incurred by using a Knuckle Boom Loader; one of the key uncontrolled costs in this business. The K-Loader can maintain or increase container output while reducing costs by up to 50%. It can transfer an entire truckload of logs (55,000 lbs. gross) into a container in 10 minutes (full cycle), less than 4 minutes just for load transfer.
“REM will be applying the very latest technology in the logging industry so as to minimize environmental impact in the forests from which these logs will come. We are proud that when these logs come to be loaded into containers for export, REM will be using our K-Loader which is not just another piece of heavy equipment, but one that changes the ground rules of cargo loading and international export,” said David Haywood, Director of Sales and Marketing at Container Stuffers, LLC.
REM is a forest manager and provider of high quality sustainable tropical hardwood grade logs from Colombia’s Pacific Coast. All operations are conducted in strict accordance with the highest environmental and sustainable forestry standards. Forestry operations are managed by Prima Colombia Hardwood Inc., a Canadian forest company with forest management experience of more than 60 years’ experience in the British Columbia forest industry.
The harvesting will be carried out using sustainable, selective, low intensity, helicopter logging which is both highly regarded as having low environmental impact and involves no ‘clear cutting’. All required environmental, export and port permits are either issued or issuance is subject to the start of commercial operations in August, 2011.
“We are excited that our first K-Loader will be sold to South America to a competent and capable company that is affiliated with one of the pioneers of the logging industry,” Haywood added.
Prima Colombia Hardwood Inc., is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange (TSX-V: PCT), and is headed by CEO, Donald Hayes and his brother, COO Harold Hayes. Hayes is a name that has been long-associated with the forest industry. In 1922, Douglas Hayes developed the legendary Hayes logging truck with the revolving bunk system, a design innovation that became the industry norm and is still widely used today. In 1957, the next Hayes generation commenced contract logging and Hayes Forest Services Ltd., expanded rapidly through the acquisition of several well-known local companies and the development of in-house helicopter logging, forestry, engineering and other services to become the largest private forest services provider in British Columbia.
On September 21, 2010, Prima Colombia Hardwood Inc. acquired REM Forest Products, Inc. REM will be one of the first to harvest and export from what the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) calls one of the world’s largest untapped hardwood timber supplies.
Container Stuffers is a design and manufacturing company that builds general cargo and log loading equipment that dramatically reduces the time to load a truck (open or enclosed) and shipping containers in 4 minutes or less. The company designed their equipment with the vision in mind to complete the revolution that Malcom McLean started by revolutionizing the way containers themselves are stuffed. CSL’s K-Loader and C-Loader eliminate the need for a forklift driver to enter a closed space protecting the driver from dangerous Carbon Dioxide fumes.
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