MADILL, the original purpose built logging
Sam Madill founded the business
that bears his name at Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada in 1911 as
a blacksmith shop serving the local coal mining industry.
As the coal ran out, forestry
expanded and the Madill family undertook repairs to logging
machinery, which eventually led to the invention of the first
portable spar tree yarder in 1955. The company grew, set up a state
of the art plant in Nanaimo B.C. and over time manufactured and sold
over 1380 spar yarders worldwide.
A complete logging product line
including cable swing yarders and heel boom log loaders was designed
in the the 1970's through to the mid 1980's. In 1977 a second plant
was built in Kalama, Washington, U.S.A. to meet production
requirements. By the 1980's the company had become known worldwide
as an industry leader in forestry equipment and controlled the bulk
of the world wide 'over 200hp' cable yarder market.
In 2011, Madill was acquired by
Nicholson Manufacturing in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.
Nicholson is a world leader in ring debarkers for the lumber mill
industry. Nicholson's modern 110,000 square foot facility now also manufactures the Madill line of forestry equipment.
Today, the Madill brand of logging
equipment is designed with experience developed from manufacturing
over 4,000 machines over a 55 year period. The Madill product line
has earned a reputation for its solid construction and
simplicity of design which provides for superior performance,
productivity and service life...