Price LogPro, LLC

PRESS RELEASE – February 1, 2008

Industry veterans Jim Krauss and Josh Krauss have partnered with Baxley Equipment of Hot Springs, AR, to purchase the assets of Price Systems, Inc.  Baxley Equipment is operated by Chris Raybon, Russell Kennedy and Pat Conry, former partners of Hi-Tech Engineering, Inc., along with 13 other employee shareholders.  The new company, Price LogPro, LLC, will manufacture equipment at the former Price Systems 40,000+ square foot plant in Malvern, AR.

Price LogPro will manufacture and supply machinery for sawmills, engineered wood products plants, pulp and paper plants and biomass energy plants.

Price LogPro is your single supplier solution for:

  • Rotary Log Cranes
  • Multi-Strand Drum Feed Conveyors
  • Positive Feed Conveyor
  • Drum Debarker Systems
  • Multi-Strand Drum Discharge Conveyors
  • Multi-Strand Alignment Chipper/Flaker Feed Conveyors
  • Optimized Merchandising Systems
  • Various Associated Log Handling Equipment
  • Chip and Bark Handling Systems
  • Controls and Optimization Systems
  • Comprehensive Spare Parts
  • Customer Support, Service and Training

Price LogPro will utilize and enhance the proven Price Systems designs in the Log Crane and Drum Debarkers and capitalize on their Chipmill experience.  The new company will begin operations with the current experienced personnel and continue to provide service and spare parts to Price Systems existing customer base.  With over 300 years of combined forest products industry experience, Price LogPro will lead the way to a new industry standard in woodyard equipment.
Price LogPro was founded on the principle of supplying the industry reputable woodyard equipment with a proven background and innovative designs.  This principal brought both Baxley Equipment and Price Systems together.  Each company will utilize their own strengths and complimentary equipment lines in order to offer customers a balanced mix of steel fabrication and current technology.  The addition of Jim and Josh Krauss’s wealth of experience coupled with the strengths of both Baxley and Price forms a complete one source solution for woodyard technology.  Jim’s strong engineering background with over 34 years of working in the forest products industry form the level of engineering, leadership and experience needed for success.  Josh has a well balanced engineering and sales background and the ability to work with customers and service their needs.  We believe this is the right recipe for Price LogPro to successfully serve the industry needs.

At Price LogPro, “We’re building Tomorrow’s Woodyards…Today!” is more than a slogan. It is the catch phrase to describe the design rationale of our equipment and our continuing commitment to the industry we serve. Our reputation has been created and maintained by our firm commitment that our customers deserve only the very best.