By: Kathleen McFarlane
Our Russian Nursery Association visitors were a pleasure on the 12th of November, 2014. The Visitor List can be obtained from Kathleen McFarlane. Their Oregon visits were to:
- The McFarlane's Bark Composting Facility
- Buchholtz & Buchholtz Nursery
- Monrovia Growers, Inc.
- J. Frank Schmidt & Son
Based upon what was shared with Rian, in as good of English as possible, it was Rian's impression that their growing season is as much as 4 months shorter than ours in the Pacific Northwest and they are here in the United States to obtain new growing ideas with the hope of implementing and increasing their processes and current production levels. After seeing the equipment being operated, our Russian guests left with many new ideas of how they can implement new equipment into their industry for processing their waste feed stocks that would help their industry increase production. I let them know how "honored" McFarlane's was, that they chose Our Company over all other composting facilities in the United States; I was more than impressed and grateful that they had traveled so far to visit us and that we were proud to be a part of their exploration.
Each of the 25 Visitors received a gift pak which included an Oregon Association of Nurseries Retail Map, the colorful notification of the 2015 Farwest Show, a MasterGardners magnet, a Compost brochure and McFarlane's Compo-Stuff analysis.
I shared my sister Maureen's comment when a few of the ladies said to me; "You are a hard working lady!" (I always like to share Maureen's ideology): "It is nice to know that when you come to work every day that you know you are doing the right thing" and I added, "We are helping our customers to create a sustainable life by providing products that are safe for the environment and human health. An organic food garden supports ultimate nourishment.
This is what we do.
Job Opening: Heavy Equipment Mechanic / Millwright
High School Diploma or GED, Valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, Class B CDL preferred; 21 years old to drive the interstate. Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Millwright capabilities a plus. Inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and diesel technology and systems, transmissions, etc. Testing and operation of equipment after repair. Able to operate multiple machine tools. Abilities include the documentation and maintaining of work orders and service records, ability to read vehicle manufacturer's specifications. Apply safe waste disposal procedures and follow Company and manufacturer's safety protocol. Customer Service skills preferred.
Pre-emloyment: Pass a drug screen test and background check. 40 hour work week, days, weekends and swing. To request application: Ann McFarlane at 503-654-1237, or apply in person to McFarlane's Bark, Inc. at 13345 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222. May be required to report to any one of our three locations: Milwaukie, Molalla or Vancouver. Two full time positions with benefits after 90 day probationary period. One part time position. $20.00 per hour. Two Full Time positions and One Part Time position available.
This site was designed to guide and help answer questions about your bark dust, compost and yard debris recycling needs. McFarlane's carries a variety of landscaping supplies that will help meet the challenges of any size job.
Complete with a gardening center as well as a variety of bark and compost products, McFarlane's also carries sand, rock products, fill dirt, soil mixes, cedar chips and sawdust.
McFarlane's offers delivery for additional convenience (See services page for details or call for an estimate)
Last but not least, McFarlane's yard debris recycling center is a perfect place to drop off any unwanted yard waste materials. We accept: branches, leaves, grass, chips, weeds, sod, thatch and wood.
Our minimum delivery of bark and compost products is 1 yard. Rock and soil products at a minimum of 1 yard.
Most seasons we deliver 7 days a week!