From a simple blacksmith shop to a 1.1-million-square-foot manufacturing complex. From two workers to nearly 450 employees. From one product to hundreds of heavy equipment designs. These are some of the important milestones in the remarkable history of the company known as Morbark.
The year was 1957 when Norval Morey, a local sawmill operator, took the first risky step into manufacturing armed with a patent for a portable pulp wood debarker. The Morbark Debarker Company was born that year, and nobody in Winn, Michigan, could have predicted the growth that the company would experience over the next five decades.
Morbark, LLC, based in Winn, Michigan, builds equipment that creates opportunities for customers serving the forestry, recycling, sawmill, biomass, landscaping/irrigation, rental and tree care markets. Innovating and building durable and high-performance equipment for 60 years, Morbark offers a full line of flails, disc and drum tree chippers, brush chippers, horizontal and tub grinders, stump grinders and more. Morbark equipment helps customers harvest, process and convert organic materials into valuable, usable and environmentally sound products. The company offers worldwide sales, support and service through an independent, authorized dealer network.
Looking to leverage the company’s ever-expanding capabilities in product development, manufacturing, and dealer distribution, Morbark acquired the Boxer Equipment line of mini-skid steers in December 2012. The line of mini-skid steers includes a dedicated trencher, and a 300, 600, 700, and 900 series that are built to handle a full complement of more than 50 universal compact utility attachments. The acquisition not only enhances opportunities in Morbark’s existing tree service and rental markets, but also allows Morbark to expand their market presence and current equipment offerings to a broader range of industries and end users, including, but not limited to, landscapers, irrigation and trenching contractors, property owners, and general contractors of all sizes.
With 60 years of ideas, invention and phenomenal growth, Morbark is recognized as a world-class manufacturing company with world-wide markets, and a reputation for designing and building robust, rugged and reliable heavy equipment.
By fully understanding the requirements of our jobs, we will provide defect-free products and services that conform to the requirements of our customers, suppliers and co-workers on time, everytime.