As 2007 winds down, Morbark Inc. reflects on half a century of accomplishment while looking forward to a bright future. A yearlong celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary commenced with public and private open houses that included food, drinks, and tours of the handsome new office building.
Lon Morey, president and CEO of Morbark, Inc. says, “We’ve experienced a lot of changes in the last 10 years, our company is much stronger today as a whole. We focus on teaming and collaboration among employees and those who help us achieve our goals.”
Morbark began in a small blacksmith shop in the modest town of Winn, Mich., in 1957 when Norval “Nub” Morey and Robert Baker became partners in the invention and patenting of a “log debarking apparatus”. Over the years the company grew from building sawmill equipment to also manufacture forestry, tree care and wood-waste recycling equipment.
Other events in 2007 commemorating Morbark’s milestone included Demo Days, a unique event allowing customers an opportunity to interact with personnel, watch equipment demos and tour the factory; a lively autumn tailgate party at a Central Michigan University football game, and a first-class summer picnic for employees and their families. Also centering around this landmark anniversary were themed trade shows, company advertising and a memorial calendar.