When Lee Miller tossed his chainsaw into the back of his pickup thirty-five years ago, hell bent on creating his own business, little did he realize he had taken the first step in building one of the most dynamic timber operations in the Pacific Northwest. Not one to hang with the pack, Lee has always ventured into unfamiliar territory, searching for new ways to keep Miller Timber Services Inc. and sister company L & B Reforestation on the cutting edge…
Following a log-moving demonstration with a $1.5-million forwarder at Friday morning’s Paul and Genie Mortenson Forestry Expo, Miller Timber Services’ Matthew Mattioda threw out a general question to a group of local eighth-graders.
“Who thought that was cool?”…
Miller Timber was featured in Ford’s “We Own Work” campaign. Miller has used Ford trucks in our forestry operations since we began more than 30 years ago.
PHILOMATH — When he talks about being named the state’s “Logger of the Year” by the Associated Oregon Loggers, Lee Miller talks in terms of “we”:
“This award isn’t about me. It’s about my guys,” said Miller, 55, of Philomath. “Without them, I’d be a broke logger.”
Philomath, Oregon – “Getting the job done whatever it takes” is the Miller Timber Way and that is at the heartbeat of Miller Timber Services, Inc. A 30-year old company, Miller timber is built on the traditions and heritage of the West. Miller Timber prides itself on upholding the Miller family heritage, which began in the small town of Siletz, Ore. Through the years, Miller Timber has relied on Ponsse equipment to power its cut-to-length operations.
Everyone in the company is called to “Ride for the brand.” They look out for one another. They watch each others’ backs.
Steve Kelley, Professor and Head of the Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Representing the Wood Science & Engineering Department, Dr. Kelley graduated from OSU in 1979, with a B.S. degree in Forest Products.
Paige Fischer, Research Social Scientist, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Pacific Northwest Research Station, U. S. Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, OR. Representing the Forest Ecosystems and Society Department, Dr. Fischer received M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from OSU’s College of Forestry.
Lee Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Miller Timber Services, Philomath, OR. Representing the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department, Lee Miller received a B.S. degree in Forest Engineering in 1980.