RMG Family Sugar Bush, Michigan Maple Farms, CDL of Michigan
Mike started making maple syrup in 1988 as a hobby producer with 25 taps. RMG Family Sugar Bush currently taps 12,500 trees on 140 acres of private land north of Rudyard. They also produce many value added products from their own syrup and syrup purchased from other producers. Mike also owns and operates CDL of Michigan, one of the largest maple equipment and supply businesses in the Midwest. Mike and his staff have been involved in setting up maple operations ranging in size from 50 to 250,000 taps. They recently expanded their operation with the addition of a new automated bottling line capable of packaging 60 containers a minute at their USDA approved facility.