Josh & Christen Hull

Josh Hull, owner of Hull Forest Products grew up on a sawmill in Two Harbors, MN.  When he was a young boy he dreamed of owning his own skidder some day.  After serving 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan with the U.S Army Reserves, Hull met Tom McCabe, owner of McCabe Forest Products.  McCabe hired Hull to do some work after the deployment so Hull could unwind psychologically.

McCabe and Hull immediately clicked and it wasn't long after he hired him that McCabe knew he wanted Hull long term.  Within three years, the two of them had constructed, and carried out, a business arrangement with the idea that Hull would purchase McCabe Forest Products.

Recently, Josh's wife, Christen, has left her position as an administrator for the public school system and has taken on advertising, marketing, bookkeeping, and contract writing for the company. 

Hull Forest Products is a logging company located in Duluth, Minnesota providing a variety of land management services and forest solutions including timber harvest, land clearing, and road building.

Primary products are pulpwood and chips as a supply for industry, saw material, and wood chips to individuals and small business. The majority of business takes place in south St. Louis county, south Lake county, and Carlton county, MN.

Hull Forest Products LLC is the third generation of a logging company started by Tom McCabe Sr and continued by his son Tom McCabe. Prior to the changeover in 2013 the company was known as McCabe Forest Products.

Part of what sets Hull Forest Products apart from the competition is a commitment to ongoing continuing education for all employees including first aid and OSHA safety training and its commitment to quality, clean forest management.

You can read more about about the McCabe/Hull transition in the March / April 2014 issue of Timber Bulletin.