Commitment to a Higher Standard - From the Forest to the Power Line
Established in 1985, Hydrolake Incorporated produces environmentally friendly treated wood products. With operations strategically divided between McBain and Grayling locations, Hydrolake Incorporated provides peeling, custom kiln drying of softwood lumber and CCA pressure treating services to soft wood lumber purveyors, prescribes timber harvest programs to landowners, and in addition to delivery logistics of its own product, retails and provides point of consumption delivery of poles up to 125’ in length in all species of wood.
Safety is Hydrolake's number one priority, whether it be in the forest, on the road, in the yard, or at the office.
Wood product treatment procedures utilize CCA, a clean an environmentally acceptable preservative. All manufacturing is conducted in accordance with procedures established by the American National Standards Institute and American Wood Protection Association.
With a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and a well-equipped staff, Hydrolake has the capacity to produce 45,000 poles as well as deliver 50,000 poles per year.
In addition, Hydrolake has over 75 years of combined forestry management and sourcing expertise. We welcome the opportunity to work with private landowners to implement a red pine quality management program. Our foresters are available to do on site evaluations and make recommendations at no charge. If you have red pine growing on your property and are interested in an evaluation or have questions, feel free to contact us.
Our mission is to manage Michigan Red Pine utility poles for current and future markets. This involves intensively examining every tree as to its potential and then marking out thinnings to improve quality and value. Our experienced forestry staff covers the entire state working on state and national forests, schools and county properties, and with private landowners to maximize the potential of red pine.