Tom Kruschek, owner of Great Northern Logging, on a pine plantation northwest of Backus shares his views on the business startegies that should be employed by a logger. Kruschek manages to keep all operations busy, still marketing wood to the Potlatch mill in Bemidji, as well as Sappi, Warren Woods in Rice, and Woodline Sawmill in Onamia. Great Northern Logging has found a niche with thinning, ... [Show full abstract] and that suits Kruschek. He has been running the harvester, working on a site northwest of Backus, and thinning it down to a basal area of 80, producing 350 cords of pine. According to him, the markets have surely changed for the log industry, especially since 2008. Great Northern Logging has two Fabtek 133 cut-to-length harvesters.