Our History With Forests – Our family’s life and wellbeing have been intertwined with forests since 1848 when our ancestor, Orrin Ingram, went to work as a teenager in the forests and steam sawmills of the Adirondack Mountains. As family involvement with forests and sawmills grew and moved west – through Ontario, Wisconsin, and the Northwest – each generation experimented with new approaches and relationships. Opportunities were created, mistakes were inevitably made, and lessons were learned; this path of experimentation continues.
Six generations later, two generations of the family remain actively involved in the business and work, mindful of how today’s decisions will shape opportunities for future generations. The family’s current forests were purchased by Ned and Sis Hayes beginning in 1986.