Your Team

Members of the Michigan Association of Timbermen are dedicated to the practice of sustainable forestry which provides the goods and services we demand without compromising the opportunity to provide the same goods and services for future generations.

Who we are

In the late 1960’s several forestry leaders prepared a project proposal that formed the Upper Great Lakes Timber Inc. Timber Inc. had a broad mandate to work on important forestry problems, using existing information. It was a demonstration project, not a research program.

Over the next several years,through 1971, over one hundred volunteers served on the Timber, Inc. projects. Logging equipment was tested in the field by loggers; small landowners were introduced to technical and cost sharing projects; and business problems were identified.

The high cost of workers’ compensation insurance, the need for improved relations with governmental leaders and support for forest by the public, emerged as the highest priority work.

MAT Board of Directors

Region 1

Glen Tolksdorf 

Tolksdorf Forestry

401 S. Lakeshore Blvd.,#211

Marquette, MI  49855

Cell:  906-281-0462


Region 2

Brian Nelson 

Nelson Logging

9857 Boney Falls H Road

Cornell, MI 49818

Cell: 906-280-5104

Email: nelsonlogging@hotmail.


Region 3

Vaughn West


8300 M-72

Williamsburg, MI 49690

Cell: 231-633-1942


Region 4

Jim Maeder/ President

Maeder Brothers, Inc

5016 W. Weidman Road

Weidman, MI  48893

Cell:  989-506-8599

Office:  989-644-2235


Region 1

Warren Suchovsky 

Suchovsky Logging, LLC

N9677 County Road 577

Stephenson, MI  49887

Phone/Fax:  906-753-6666

Cell:  906-235-7701


Region 2

Charley MacIntosh 

Kretz Lumber Co., Inc.

13747 Main Street

Nahma, MI  49864

Cell:  906-250-0757

Fax:  906-644-2298

Office:  906-644-2486


Region 3

Anne Harmon / Sec. Treas. 

Harmon Logging, Inc.

2120 S Buhl Road

Mikado, MI 49745


Region 4

John Fowler 

DT Fowler Mfg, Inc.

P.O. Box 70

Lapeer, MI  48446

Cell:  586-980-8122

Fax:  810-664-5403

Office:  810-245-9336


Region 1

Steve Anderson 

MVA Enterprises, Inc.

W4839 Hwy M-69

Felch, MI 49838

Office: 906-282-4842

Fax: 906-246-3420


Region 2

Paul Burton 

Tuffy & Son, LLC.

3819 County Road 447

Newberry, MI  49868

Cell:  906-420-3040

Home:  906-293-3725


Region 3

Wes Windover 

Biewer Sawmill, Inc.

6251 Gerwoude Drive

McBain, MI  49657

Cell:  231-357-9355

Office:  231-825-2855


Region 4

Joe Doyle / Vice President

Doyle Forest Products, Inc.

21364 Meceola Road

Paris, MI 49338

(231) 832-5586

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Region 3

Bob Bazuin

Roger Bazuin & Sons, Inc.

240 Cherry Drive

McBain, MI 49657

Cell: 231-357-8889


Region 3 - AT LARGE

MAT Office Staff

Michelle Sears



Mary Jordan 

Office Assistant