2014 Marks Our 20th Anniversary

2014 Marks Our 20th Anniversary

It is with my extreme pleasure to announce that this upcoming year, 2014, will mark our 20th year of existence in Northern Michigan!

I am very proud of all our employees, past and present, who were/are instrumental in our success on a daily basis. Without their hard work, dedication, and attention to detail we would be nothing but a manufacturing facility with a bunch of fancy equipment inside.

I would also like to mention the contractors who work with us tirelessly to give our customers what they expect and deserve from us.

To the loggers, truck drivers, dispatch personnel, excavating companies, electricians, IT people, and others who have worked with us over the years; thank you!

And lastly and most importantly, to the thousands of private landowners who we’ve been so fortunate to be able to work with and do business with, thank you!

It is because of you that we are able to do what we love. Use the raw material that we have been blessed with here in beautiful Northern Michigan and turn it into a product that can be shared across the world in the form of fine hardwood products.

I look forward to the next twenty years with you all. The ups, the downs, and the constantly changing landscape around us. It has been a great ride so far, and we’re just getting started, so buckle up!

Dave R. Walston, President, Silver Leaf Sawmill

November 12th, 2013|News|2 Comments


  1. Nicole February 27, 2014 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Hi Dave,

    Name is Nicole, and just wondering if you have any intrest in hiring a timber buyer in the Southern , Mi area? I really liked reading your comments from landowners experiences . I also pride on a job well done. I enjoy the outdoors and every aspect it has to offer , I feel that woodlot management is very important for future growth and or harvest not to mention what it does for wildlife habitat.
    I have experience in the logging industry . Although, I can’t harvest the timber I sure can purchase it. Landowner satisfaction is very important to me and the quality of work done not to mention the fairness of pricing. So if your intrested in hiring a self motivated , honest, hard working woman to your timber purchasing crew feel free to contact me anytime. I’m available most of the time , and always have a job on the line.

    Thank – You for your time and consideration .


    • Dave Walston February 27, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Yes, Nicole, We would be interested in talking with you in the near future. Thank you for contacting us. As you know sustainable raw material for our industry is of the most importance to us, as is taking care of our customers/landowners. Please contact me regarding a time and a place that would work for you, and we can proceed from there. Thank you and have a good day.

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