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Born Logging
Born from a dream
By Deborah Prescott
Great Lakes Logging
Frank Born dreamed of being a logger when he was a young boy. Instead, he grew up and took a different turn, working as an electrician, but as fate would have it, for one year, every day, Born drove by a sign that said “Log- gers Wanted.” That sign reminded him of his passion for logging.
Born was ready for a change, and with the encouragement of his wife, he took the career jump to become a logger.
With the savings accumulated while being an electrician, Born purchased his first piece of equipment from Craigslist. He had become a logger.
“I started out on my own at the age of 28, cutting and skidding,” said Born.
Born Logging has been in business four years, and has accumulated addi- tional equipment since that cable skidder: a Valmet forwarder, a Cat 501 harvester and a Peterbilt log truck. The company provides trucking and all
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Frank Born, owner of Born Logging, operates his Cat 501 track harvester. Born Logging has grown since starting four years ago, adding work and equipment.
Alloy Chain Slings • Transport Chain
Specialty Wire Rope & Chokers
Nylon & Poly Web Slings • Round Slings • H.D. Tow Straps High Strength Synthetic Rope & Assemblies
Blocks & Rigging • Lever Pullers & Hoists
PPE & Safety Equipment • Safe Lifting & Rigging Training Bridge Cranes • 24 Hour Emergency Hoist/Crane Service (all brands) Inspections & Repairs
1400 Cedar Ave., Iron Mountain, MI 49801 2146 W. Pershing St., Appleton, WI 54914 (p) 906-779-1620 • (f) 906-779-9897 (p) 920-738-0800 • (f) 920-738-0887 •

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