Here at Silver Leaf Sawmill, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Halverson Wood Products. Through this partnership, we will be offering the skid steer mounted HWP-140 firewood processor. This is a piece of equipment we will personally be using in our own day to day operations. You can purchase one for yourself or let us use it to cut, split and deliver the wood for you. Here in Northern Michigan, it is a common thing for people to have wood-burning heat sources and it can become a very timely process cutting and splitting all of your winter and even summer wood by hand. Most people like to enjoy their summers camping, vacationing and just spending time [...]
We are proud to announce that going into 2015, we will be a full-service logging company as well as a working sawmill. The move has created seven new jobs , and increased the efficiency of our timber and log flow. The Logging division, will be known as "roots", and will be managed by Tom Fleet. The division will have 2 logging crews, one being a forwarder, and the other being a grapple skidder. Between the two of the crews, we are confident that we will be able to cater to our landowners' every need, thus creating a more enjoyable harvest experience. We look forward to serving our customers in a first class fashion with this new addition. Photo: "Roots" on a select cut [...]
We are very excited to announce that we will begin breaking ground on a new building to replace the one that was caved in by snow back in early April. The new construction will link all of our buildings together, and provide an excellent workplace for our Lumber Inspectors to do their thing. The new building will be roughly 9000 sq ft. , steel constructed and house our grade/ trim line as well as a compressor room and green chain area. Here are some photos of the cave in! We look forward to posting photos of the progress on the building as it happens. Thank you and be wonderful. Dave Cave in 2014
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 [...]
Silver Leaf Sawmill is proud to be a sponsor of Carter's Compost, Traverse City's bike powered, small scale, neighborhood kitchen scrap pickup service, which was started by a young boy named Carter. Carter is now 8 years old. Carter helps neighbors reduce their waste, save landfill space, and build awesome garden soil to then grow yummy vegetables in the downtown Traverse City community.
Over the past 20 years our team has reached agreements with thousands of landowners and foresters in the state. We take much pride in these agreements; I feel they are the catalyst which holds our business together. They speak to our dedication to a two-way street with all we do business with. Our goal is to work with each landowner to achieve whatever goal it is they have for their woods. We want to be the one you refer to your neighbors, your family, and your friends. We want to come back and do business with you! Thank you for taking the time to visit us. Dave Walston, President, Silver Leaf Sawmill