Michigan Assn. of Timbermen and SFI committee name Marvin Nelson Forest Products of Cornell as state's logger of the year; family-owned business logs mainly for Plum Creek Timber

CORNELL, Michigan , May 25, 2014 () – A family logging operation in Cornell recently was named the Logger of the Year in Michigan.

The Michigan Sustainable Forestry Initiative Committee and Michigan Association of Timbermen awarded Marvin Nelson Forest Products Inc. with its highest annual honor for a logging company in the state, according to the Daily Press of Escanaba ( http://bit.ly/1vMetQ5 ). The award was presented earlier this month to Nelson family members at the Timbermen's 40th Annual Convention in Sault Ste. Marie.

Marvin Nelson started logging in 1971 with a Volkswagen Beetle and a chain saw. He and his wife, Donna, have two sons, Brian and Dave, in their logging business, as well as a son in-law, Chuck, daughters-in-law, Maureen and Christy, one grandson and other employees outside the family.

Most of their logging is for Plum Creek Timber Co. in the Upper Peninsula.

"Having excellent quality logging contractors like Marv Nelson is imperative to our business because they are the ones that get our forest products manufactured and delivered to the mills while adhering to high environmental standards," said Charlie Becker, senior resource manager for Plum Creek. "What makes the Nelson family stand out in the logging profession is their integrity and quality of work they do."

Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.net

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