Founded in 1964, Precision Chipper Sales and Engineering, Inc. operated in a small facility in North Birmingham, At this time the company manufactured and sold parts for various sawmill chippers. Three years later, in 1967, Bob Smith joined the company bringing nearly 10 years of experience with him. The addition of Smith, to the Precision staff, allowed the manufacturing process to begin with the introduction of the Precision Chipper. The design and manufacturing continued throughout the 1970`s to include a full line of sawmill and logging equipment including rosserhead debarkers, chip screens, vibrating conveyors, mobile whole tree chippers and many other products. Many changes occurred during the 70`s when the company was restructured as Precision Chipper Corporation, Smith became a minority shareholder and the facility was relocated to it`s current site.
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- Industry Type:
- Waste and Recycling - Recycling Systems
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
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The company has seen the growth continue with the acquisition of two major product lines, the asset purchase of Husky Hydraulics in 1986 and the Recycling Equipment Division of the Toro Company in 1998. With these divisions, Precision Husky Corporation now manufactures a full line of knuckle-boom log loaders and recycling equipment including 10 models of tub grinders and horizontal grinders The company currently operates in a 165,000 square foot facility in Moody, Alabama aid offers over 70 products for the lumber, chip, logging and wood waste recycling Industries.
The company is family owned and the working atmosphere still holds a 'family spirit'. Bob Smith's son, Scott, joined the team in 1936 and has taken on increasing roles of responsibility, its exciting to be a part of such a strong management team, we look forward to more growth in the coming years' Looking back over the history of the company, Smith recalls WI learned a lot in the 80's, two big lessons ^re that you have to have loyal, competent people on your team and you should listen to their ideas.