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Timber groups name Cornell business top logger

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CORNELL, Mich. (AP) — A family logging operation in Cornell recently was named the Logger of the Year in Michigan.

The Daily Press of Escanaba reports ( http://bit.ly/1vMetQ5 ) that the Michigan Sustainable Forestry Initiative Committee and Michigan Association of Timbermen awarded Marvin Nelson Forest Products Inc. with its highest annual honor for a logging company. The award was presented to Nelson family members at the Timbermen's 40th Annual Convention in Sault Ste. Marie.

Marvin Nelson started logging in 1971 with a Volkswagen Beetle and a chain saw. He and his wife, Donna, have two sons, Brian and Dave, in their business, as well as a son in-law, Chuck, daughters-in-law, Maureen and Christy, one grandson and other employees.

Most of their logging is for Plum Creek Timber Co. in the Upper Peninsula.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.net

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