More than 50 years of ideas, inventions and growth propelled by a workforce of nearly 500 employees
From a simple blacksmith shop to a 1.1-million-square-foot manufacturing complex. From two workers to nearly 500 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, Inc., 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 more than 50 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.