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