Jeff’s Offers Sharpening Services and Tools

Jeff’s Sharpening & Supply specializes in sharpening Greenteeth stump grinder teeth and carries specialty landscape and arborist tools. The sharpening process flattens the edge of the tooth, and also puts the concave dish back into the carbide. One tool Jeff’s carries is the Groundskeeper II Rake, which weighs less than 2 pounds and has replaceable tines. Find more information at and

Morbark Signs Garden State Bobcat Group to Dealer Network

The Garden State Bobcat Group will serve as Morbark’s tree care products dealer in New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y.

Morbark, Inc. announced it has signed a contract making Garden State Bobcat Group its exclusive tree care products dealer for New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y. The Garden State Bobcat Group consists of Bobcat of Central Jersey, located in Green Brook, N.J., and Garden State Bobcat, located in Freehold, N.J. Bobcat of Central Jersey will be handling Morbark equipment sales, rentals, parts and service for northern New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y., and Garden State Bobcat will be handling central and southern New Jersey.

Putnam Named President of Yale Cordage

Yale Cordage announced that Bill Putnam has been named president. Putnam previously served as executive vice president. The announcement was made by Tom Yale, chief executive officer, who has served as CEO since 1970, and as president since 1992. Yale will continue as CEO.

Putnam joined Yale Cordage in 1984 as a rigging shop supervisor, responsible for application-specific products, before departing in 1989. He rejoined Yale in 1999 as a purchasing manager until he took over as plant manager in 2001. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2006.

Jacto Adds VP of Sales

Greg Imus has joined Jacto, Inc., Tualatin, Ore., as vice president of sales and marketing for the company’s new Small Farm Solutions business unit. Imus’ primary role will be to develop and enhance sales and distribution in North America, Central America and South Asia Pacific. Formerly vice president of sales, marketing and technical services for Shindaiwa, Inc., his most recent position was area manager for Europe, Oceania and Africa with Maruyama Mfg. Co.

Kreitler Honored by ISA

Bruce Kreitler, an ISA board certified master arborist and tree care specialist with Broken Willow Tree Service in Abilene, Texas, has been named a True Professional of Arboriculture by the International Society of Arboriculture. The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry in and around their communities. Kreitler received the honor as part of the ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show. He is one of five members of the 2012 Class of True Professionals.