Learn about the rich history of Madill, including how it was founded, key milestones and ownership over the years.
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Sam Madill arrived to Nanaimo from Manitoba to set up a blacksmith shop
Sam Madill Bought Ship Factory near old Manaimo Arena as a manufacturing base and added a welding and machine shop
Madill creation was a mobile spar tree machine
Madill plant burned down. The company relocated to Bowen Road and continued to thrive
1960s - 1980s
Madill built almost 900 “009 Madill Yarders” both at Nanaimo, BC and Kalama, WA
Cyprus/Madill joint venture purchased Thunderbird from Ross Murray
Modern Machinery bought Madill – planned on just supplying parts
Nicholson Manufacturing acquired the company
A combined 100 log loader and feller buncher machines have been manufactured at the Nicholson facility on Galaran Road in Sidney between 2011 and 2015
Nicholson’s First new Canadian built Madill 124 swing yarder – April 2015 went to NZ customer
DC Equipment acquires Madill. DC Equipment also manufacturer the Falcon Forestry Equipment brand which is known for it's Winch Assist (traction attachment) and Claw (motorised grapple carriage) products.