Kurt Erickson grew up on a local dairy farm in Eatonville, WA. At the age of 16 he started cutting firewood from his dad’s farm off the back 40 acres. After college, he started a firewood company that quickly grew to producing 8- 15 cords per day. This was done with a firewood processor and three trucks. This lasted for approximately 2 years until 1988 when Erickson Logging Inc. was founded. The company started out small with only Kurt and a skidder. Once the falling and yarding on each site was complete, he contracted with self loading haulers to bring the material to the mill. In 1990, Erickson Logging Inc. began to buy other pieces of equipment such as log loaders, processors, and feller bunchers. During this time, the company bought timber almost exclusively from private land owners in Washington State. As demand on Erickson Logging grew, so did our equipment inventory and level of production.
Today, Erickson Logging Inc. has enough mechanized equipment to run three ground-based logging sites and the ability to process 2 million board feet a month. Operating primarily out of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho we have developed a strong understanding of the northwest’s timber markets and provide our clients with harvest proceeds that exceed industry standards in most cases. We buy timber and timberlands from many different sources including private owners, commercial timber companies such as Plum Creek and Weyerhaeuser, as well as the government at both county and state levels.
As with any successful company, our employees are the backbone of our operation. Most of our employees in the field have been in the woods for 20 plus years and are well educated in the forestry industry. That combined with a strong office staff and a collective, superior work ethic has made Erickson Logging Inc. what it is today.
Dave Flanders- Shovel Operator
Robert Flanders- Processor Operator
Dale Mierke- Feller Buncher Operator
Scott Brons- Truck Driver
Mike Syth- Processor Operator
Tony Syth- Skidder Operator
Luiz Carreon- Skidder Operator
Penny Syth- Shovel Operator