CORNELL, Mich. -

A family logging operation in Cornell recently was named the Logger of the Year in Michigan.
 
The Daily Press of Escanaba reports 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, his two sons, Brian and Dave, as well as a son in-law, Chuck, daughters-in-law, Maureen and Christy, all work for the family business.
 
Most of their logging is for Plum Creek Timber Co. in the Upper Peninsula.