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Celebrating The First 50 Years

Year-long events are planned as Morbark, Inc. celebrates 50 years of manufacturing industrial equipment systems. From a humble beginning in 1957 in a small blacksmith shop, Morbark has grown to become the respected company it is in 2007.

Norval Morey’s life in manufacturing began in 1957, when the veteran logger, sawmill owner and entrepreneur perfected and introduced the first portable pulpwood debarker. Over the next five decades the company grew, and the industry leading innovations flowed. With strong footing in the sawmill industry, Morbark expanded by introducing the first portable whole tree chipper, in the early 70’s.

This was followed shortly by the introduction of the first disc-style brush chippers in the 80’s. The 90’s proved to be even more groundbreaking for the company. Founder Norval Morey personally invented and patented a drum-style chipper that has revolutionized the industry, and with the creation of the combination Flail Chiparvestor in 1991, and the development of the first industrial tub grinders and horizontal grinders, there was no doubt that Morbark would continue to grow.

Today the innovations and improvements continue with the recent introduction of a line of stump grinders. Morbark is proud of its high-quality equipment, as well as its small town roots. The manufacturing facility has expanded from a small shop where it all began 50 years ago to a 1.5 million square foot plant-a landmark in the community.

With 50 years of experience Morbark is delighted to have had the opportunity to meet and share success with thousands of customers, by providing them with the right equipment and product support, enabling them to succeed as well. To all its many customers, Morbark says “thanks for being a part of the family and for 50 years of loyalty.”