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Old 10-30-2009, 11:18 PM
 
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Anyone see/heard of either of these companies doing work anywhere? Any other logging companies, that are working in remote areas? If you don't want to post their names, just pm me with it if you could. I was a Crummy/Speedo/pickup Mechanic for the two above companies a few years back.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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So what? No one has heard of these companies?? Could be they folded, I guess. I couldn't find anything on the net, that is current.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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Never heard of them. What part of the state were they working in?
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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They were both in the Icy Bay area, but not now....I don't think. They had other operations in Afognak (logging) and some where on the peninsula (wood chips).......last I heard.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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They were both in the Icy Bay area, but not now....I don't think. They had other operations in Afognak (logging) and some where on the peninsula (wood chips).......last I heard.
You didn't happen to have a camp cook named Ron Preacher did ya?
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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I have heard the name before, if he was there, he would have been working for Ben Thomas in 2000-2001 time frame. I remember seeing the cook, but am not sure what his name was. I do remember the name Preacher though, I think it could have been the cook. The guy I remember had brown hair, little bit of a beer gut, kind of mellow about mid 30's to mid 40's in that year.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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See information on Browning Timber of Alaska Inc at MacRaesBlueBook.com
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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Default Browning Logging Co.

Browning was working on Prince of Wales Island (and probably surrounding islands) until around 2005 or 2006, then I believe they went to Afognak. I know lots of people that worked for them, or contracted through them.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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Thanks,
I'm glad to hear they are still in business. I have try'd finding info on the net, about them, but haven't found anything current.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I worked for Ben Thomas logging in (Afognak Is)'99. I was the 50th mechanic that year to leave. The shop foreman would sit on his butt in his office drinking Jack Daniels and playing solitary on his computer. When the owner showed up he squable off his butt shouting orders and get in the way of the people actually working. The camp walking boss slept in an easy chair at night, because if he slept in a bed the weight would possibly crush his lungs. This company was going down hill fast.
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