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North Carolina Logger Expanding Business He Acquired from Father

DUNN, North Carolina -- Sherrill Sewell has expanded the business and changed things up since he bought his father’s logging company, but one thing...

Astec: Built to Connect with Forestry

Peterson Pacific Corp., the long-time, Oregon-based forestry equipment manufacturer, officially rebranded earlier this year to align with its parent company, Astec. To maintain its expansion...

Evolving Maine Company Uses Every Part of the Tree for Wood Fiber Products

ELIOT, Maine – Producing 100,000 cubic yards of wood grindings – for mulch, compost blends, biofuel and more – is not a small feat....

Ohio Mulch Business Growing During Pandemic, Gearing Up

AKRON, Ohio — The pandemic hasn’t slowed down business for Akron’s Finest Mulch, which makes mulch and soil products. In fact, 2020 was booming,...

New England Contractor Focuses on Land Clearing, Excavation, and Timber Harvesting

SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vermont — Hunter Kaltsas started his contracting business with plenty of ambition and enthusiasm, and his company has evolved and grown since...

Move into Mulch Production Is Paying Off for Iowa Contractor

BONDURANT, Iowa – Double-ground hardwood mulch, colored double-ground hardwood mulch, and Munchkin mulch – J. Pettiecord Inc. makes a lot of mulch. Mulch, however, is...

Missouri Lawn & Garden Business Adds HogZilla

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Suburban Lawn & Garden Inc. spans seven locations. Its year-round employee roll of 230 grows to 400 in spring. Serving the...

Michigan Logger Changes Equipment As Markets Change on Lower Peninsula

MANISTEE, Michigan—When Dave Gentz talked with TimberLine three years ago, his company, Gentz Forest Products, was coming through a tough stretch, but Michigan markets...

Land-Clearing Contractor Busy Serving Orchard Growers, Vineyards in California

REEDLEY, California — The Liebelt family has carved out a successful land-clearing contracting business by serving growers in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley. They...

Mulch is Top Product for Vegetative Recycler Servicing Northeast

MORRISVILLE, Pennsylvania – When it comes to high volume manufacturing of premium grade, triple-processed mulch product, recycled from natural wood sources, Jim Britton knows...
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