Ground broken for new Dougherty Forestry plant at El Reno

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Oklahoma’s Dougherty Forestry Manufacturing broke ground recently for a new manufacturing plant near El Reno.

The 28,000-square-foot facility will house manufacturing equipment for Dougherty’s equipment used in land and forest management. The company stated it plans to hire 20 to 30 workers to help in the manufacture of tree cutting and clearing equipment such as its “Turbo-Saw.”

Dougherty, founded in 2003 and located in Hinton, stated it will use more than $2 million in advanced computerized numerical control and robotic equipment.

DFM may be best known as the manufacturer of the “Turbo-Saw” tree cutter attachment that can be installed on a skid steer loader. The Turbo Saw has proven to be a valuable tool land management, including in combating the invasive Eastern red cedar common in Oklahoma and other states.