As our home page states, Goodson's All Terrain Logging, Inc. (ATL) is a family owned and operated business located in Jacksonville, NC. Fourth-generation logger, Bobby T. Goodson, has been a timber supplier for over 20 years, providing hardwood and pulpwood for corporate package companies. Approximately 12 years ago, he began using the shovel method of logging and realized he'd found his niche.
The highly-skilled, hard working men and women who make up the ATL crew are happy to tackle the daily challenges that come with the dirty job of "swamp logging." Despite the seemingly impassable terrain, their heavy-duty equipment allows them to collect, load and distribute the massive trees found in these desolate areas. On average, they are able to yield 92 truckloads of wood per week to the nearby paper mills. Although the work is demanding and often dangerous, the crew still enjoys what they do. Their day-to-day efforts can now be seen on the Discovery Channel's hit reality show, "Swamp Loggers."
For more information on all services provided by ATL, please see the Our Services page for details.
Bobby and his beautiful wife Lori have 2 children: Justin and Brittany, and 4 grandchildren: Gavin, Garrett, Emma and Abigail, and a new granddaughter, Addison, due in June, 2010. As a family-man and businessman, Bobby's motto has always been:
Our CrewThe ATL crew is a very tight-knit group who have worked together for many years and includes:
Bobby Goodson, Owner
Justin Goodson, Foreman & Owner of Justin Goodson Transport
Lori Goodson, Office Manager/Secretary
Kim McGowan, Bookkeeper
Ervin Blake, Truck Driver
Gary Foy, Truck Driver
Greg Foy, Truck Driver
Durley Hicks Jr., Tractor Driver
Milton "Bo" Malpass (a.k.a. HotRod), Truck Driver
Oscar Miller, Trailer Spotter
David Mueller, Loader Operator|
Joseph Nagy, Truck Driver
Abraham Ortiz, Tractor Driver
Antonio Parra-Montoya, Tractor Driver
J. Bartolome Ruiz, Tractor Operator
Simitrio Ruiz, Tractor Operator
Wayne Sowers, Truck Driver
|For more information on our crew, or to interact with them, please visit out Fan Forum!|
While there are some critics who may never be satisified, ATL feels it is important to note how necessary this industry is to our daily lives. As Bobby says, "They use it to make Hallmark cards and fluff for diapers... There’s so many things that wood is used for that you wouldn’t think about, like chewing gum and medicine." As further technological/ecological advances are made in the logging industry, you can be assured that ATL will be there too!
Goodson's All Terrain Logging, Inc.
173 Goodson Trail
Jacksonville, NC 28546