At Puckett Machinery Company, we’re serious about the forestry industry. Since way back in 1982, we’ve served loggers and millyards throughout central southern Mississippi with dependable equipment and a steadfast determination to support you like nobody else can.
Company President, Hastings Puckett puts it like this: “Serving loggers and millyards with tough, dependable equipment and great support is – and has always been – a top priority for our company. Your confidence in us means everything, and we take that seriously by working hard to deliver our very best to you each and every day.”
Rob Puckett, Executive Vice President adds, “We’re committed to this business. We continually invest resources and people in our forest products business to make sure that we are here for you with the tools and support you need to be successful in the woods.”
Puckett Forestry Management Team
Left To Right: Rob Puckett, Bill Morgan, Dean Hennigan, and Sean Doyle
Over the years
Machine models have changed — Technology has changed — Even brand names have changed
Our culture and our values, though, have always stayed the same. We have been—and will always be—here to serve you with products and service you can have confidence in.
We’re awfully proud of our past, but these days, we’re busy looking toward the future. No one can say for sure what the years ahead are going to look like, but one thing you can count on is our company’s commitment to delivering world class service to you—consistently and without equal.
December 16, 1982
Ben Puckett opens the doors to Puckett Machinery Company for the first time.
March 1, 1987
Richard Puckett is named President and General Manager of the Company. Under his leadership, the company continues to grow, despite a very challenging economic climate.
November 2, 1994
Ben Puckett sells his interest in the company to three of his sons, Richard, Ben, and John.
Hastings Puckett becomes an owner of the company and is named Vice President of Sales and Rental Services.
Puckett Machinery Company and D-M Equipment, the Blount/Prentice Forest Products dealer for southwest Mississippi and eastern Louisiana, announce the merging of their companies. The move provides our customers an unmatched level of quality, expertise, and support in the forest products industry. About three years later, D-M Equipment and Puckett Machinery’s Brookhaven facility join, all under the name Puckett Machinery Company with a new store in Brookhaven.
January 1, 2011
Hastings Puckett is named president of Puckett Machinery Company. At that time, Richard Puckett becomes the company’s chairman and CEO. Upon taking the office of president, Hastings becomes the third-generation president of the company.
We move into our new corporate headquarters located at 100 Caterpillar Drive in Flowood. This state-of-the-art facility positions us to offer our customers support at an entirely new level with a host of more efficient features and capabilities plus the very latest in construction equipment service technology.
Weiler announces it is entering into a definitive agreement to purchase Caterpillar’s purpose-built forestry business.
September 1, 2019
The agreement with Caterpillar is signed and Weiler Forestry is formed.
December 17, 2019
Our first Weiler forestry machine – a S350 Skidder – is delivered and begins making history in southern Mississippi.