Matt Moldenhauer

Logging: It’s not for everyone

In the past year loggers have been in the news from ex-loggers in California fighting wildfires with their trusty dozers to Maine loggers facing-off with an exploding paper digester. From the West Coast to the Northeast, Midwest to Southeast, there…

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Let’s get some things straight about logging and the environment

There is so much misunderstanding about logging in the US and at the top of the list is its sustainability and environmental impact. As for most of the world’s misunderstandings, it either comes from a lack of education and exposure…

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Offering healthcare to our employees isn’t a choice, it’s a principle

When my partners and I bought Bellwether, its employees did not have health care coverage. This wasn’t unusual in the industry then and its not unusual now. It is a fact of life that in a cut-throat, cost driven market…

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Make yourself replaceable

Why we promote from within

Logging has a long history of small family businesses in the Southeast. It is a celebrated history, and rightfully so. But the tough thing about most family businesses is that if you don’t share the owner’s last name, you’re probably…

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Without a dash camera, what would people have thought happened?

On a sunny summer day in 2019 we had two Bellwether log trucks driving down Highway 601 McCords Ferry Road in opposite directions. One was loaded, headed to deliver its load to the mill. The other was unloaded returning to…

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Plant a seed for your future with a 401(k)

About $2 million reasons to get a job with a 401(k)

$1,875,705 That is how much money you would have in your Bellwether 401(K) if you contribute $1,500 per year (3% of a $50,000 salary which is BW median), work here for 10 years, and let your money sit in the…

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