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Plum Creek adds to its board of directors

BY HBSDealer Staff

Plum Creek Timber Company named Michelle Goldberg to its board of directors, the company announced Friday.

Goldberg is a partner at the venture capital firm Ignition Partners in Bellevue, Washington.

She was named both 40 Under 40 and one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and is a Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute.

She also serves as an advisor to several emerging companies and is a board member for a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

“Michelle’s extensive background as a venture capital investor and business advisor makes her a valuable addition to the board,” said CEO Rick Holley. “With her wealth of investment experience and financial acumen, she will bring an important perspective and we are pleased to welcome her to our board.”

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: Big moves

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A handful of stocks were up (or down) 8% or more on Thursday.

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John Deere recalls riding lawn tractors

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John Deere is recalling a number of its riding lawn tractors, citing a crash hazard that could result in serious injury or death.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the brake arm can fail, which puts consumers at risk for dangerous crashes.

The recall affects about 1,700 units in the U.S., as well as 370 that were sold in Canada.

This includes John Deere models D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160 and D170, with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD.

They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and other John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2015 through August 2015.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

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