Become A Member
Your Michigan Association of Timbermen membership helps us promote the forest industry here in Michigan. We are dedicated to improving profitability of member firms, exposing the untapped economic potential of Michigan’s forest industry, and providing Michigan’s forest industry effective representation with legislators and government officials to favorably influence public policy and legislation.
It is our mission to operate programs that reduce operating costs therefore improving profitability of our member firms.
Although MAT has followed through with several accomplishments from the above objectives, there are still a number of adversaries that continue to threaten the forest and wood products industry. Please commit to continuing your support of our industry. We could not do it without you!
Please click below for the Membership Application Form
Legislative and Public Affairs Service
Our staff and Lansing Lobbyist work to provide Michigan’s forest industry effective representation with legislators and government officials on the State and National level to favorably influence public policy and legislation.
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Forest Insurance, Loggers Insurance, and Mauck Insurance Agencies ***
MAT’s owned insurance agencies specialize in placing coverage for businesses in the forest products industry, and also offer commercial and personal coverage.
(800) 272-7805 / forestinsurancecenter.com
Small Business Association of Michigan
All MAT members are dual members of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). SBAM focuses on serving small businesses like those in the forest products industry.
(800) 362-5461 / sbam.org/timbermen
The Michigan Association of Timbermen Self-Insurer’s Fund (MATSIF) ***
MATSIF offers a safety program to assist members with individual safety needs.
(800) 711-7088 / matsif.com
Jess Birtcher Memorial Scholarship Fund
MAT will award a yearly scholarship on behalf of Timbermen founding member, Jess Birtcher, and his family.
The Timbermen fund, administer, and interact with organizations that engage a younger generation by the promotive education and illustration of the forest industry and its economic benefits.
*** It is not required to have worker’s compensation through MATSIF, or insurance through Forest, Logger, and Mauck Agencies to become a MAT member, nor is it recognized that MATSIF customers are inherently MAT members.
We work to acquire greater exposure and understanding of the issues and untapped economic potential of Michigan’s Forest Industry
MATSIF sells a wide variety of safety clothing and equipment. Felt pac winter boots, hard hats, chaps, denim jeans, summer and winter nylon pants, wool pants, gloves, winter mitts, first aid kits, glasses, hearing protection, and MIOSHA approved gas cans are sold to members at cost. Also available are “I Love Michigan Forests” pins, logo ball caps, sweatshirts, and license plates. Requests for safety clothing brochures and ordering can be directed to the MATSIF office at 1-800-711-7088 or email@example.com
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