John Lee

Bellwether Forest Products


John Lee is a lifelong logger from South Carolina who produces the timber we all need to live. From the paper we write on to the framing of our houses, he impacts thousands with his daily work.

Starting out by literally carrying felled logs out of the woods by hand, he’s come a long way from when he began decades ago. He now manages a crew of young loggers who move tract to tract throughout central South Carolina, felling entire groves in weeks. Watching John Lee work with his loader is a treat. He cuts and sorts timber like it’s an art. He’s an absolute master of his craft, and now he’s passing everything he knows along to the next generation of logger.

Our nation moves forward everyday thanks to hard-working people like John Lee.