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Tennessee Logging Family Sticks with Change to Cut-to-Length

By Nick Sampson MCKENZIE, Tennessee – About 10 years ago Batton Enterprises was looking to make a transition to cut-to-length logging. The Battons found their...

Michigan Logger’s Eco Log Harvester Gets Plaudits from Landowners, Mills

HARRISON, Michigan – Josee Miller came up with some terminology to describe the kind of service he provides to landowners when he buys and...

Michigan Logger and Crew Tackle Tough Hardwoods on Upper Peninsula

HANCOCK, Michigan – Rob Lamanen, the owner of DBM Forest Products, decided to switch to cut-to-length (CTL) logging operations seven years ago. Choosing the...

Kentucky Family Leaves Sawmill Behind To Focus Solely on Its Logging Business

SYMSONIA, Kentucky – Two options. Both good. That is the best kind of choice. The partners in Wyatt Brothers had a choice between two options...

Maine Owner-Operator Pulls Some Long Days on Forwarder

NEW CANADA, Maine – It’s a long day for Braydon Paradis on the logging job he is on right now. He wakes up at...

Minnesota Logger Follows Road to Improvement to Cut-to-Length

FINLAND, Minnesota – Greg Tibbetts is always looking for ways to make his logging and trucking business more productive, more efficient, more profitable. “I’m always...

Wisconsin Logger Specializes in Harvests on Managed Forests for Private Landowners

BARABOO, Wisconsin – Mike Wilm has been logging all his life – more than 40 years. For decades he was felling timber by hand...

Louisiana Logger Continues Adapting, Adjusting to New Market Opportunities

CHATHAM, Louisiana – Pine and hardwood forests are plentiful in the gentle slopes of north-central Louisiana. So are the markets for wood, with mills...

Wisconsin Logger Has Had Good Mentor to Help Grow His Business

LILY, Wisconsin – Mark Strong didn’t necessarily envision a career in the forest products industry, but that hasn’t stopped him from starting and growing...

Wisconsin Trucking Contractor Expands By Adding Timber Harvesting Operations

GOODRICH, Wisconsin — How important is logging to Jason Smola, owner of Smola Transit? “Logging is in my blood,” he said. So much so, when...
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