From a simple blacksmith shop to a 1.1-million-square-foot manufacturing complex. From two workers to more than 400 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 what would happen over the next five decades.
More than 50 years of ideas, invention and phenomenal growth find Morbark positioned as a world-class manufacturing company with world-wide markets and a reputation for designing and building durable, high-performance, heavy equipment.
A complete series of heavy-duty sawmill equipment, a popular line of patented hand-fed brush chippers, high-production Total Chiparvestors, combination Flail Chiparvestor, horizontal Wood Hogs, drum-style chipper/recyclers and the best-selling line of Industrial Tub Grinders...these are the machines that define Morbark in our sixth decade of business.