Products & Services

Hermann Brothers has been offering a variety of products and services for the past 50 years to commercial and private customers.


  • Hogfuel/Mulch (When Available)
  • Beauty Bark (When Available)
  • Shavings
  • Sawdust
  • Alder Chips
  • Soil


  • Local and long distance freight hauling
  • Container hauling
  • Maintenance and repair




Processing description:

Hog fuel is a mix of limbs, bark, and clean wood waste after it is ground up through our Peterson 5710 horizontal grinder with 3″ and 4″ grates. This makes our finished mulch product the perfect size for decorative ground cover. (click for rates)

Mulch Usage:


Mulch can be placed in pasture land or outdoor animal pens 8″ to 12″ thick so animals do not have to stand or lay in mud. However, the ground should have no drainage problems that create standing water. Mulch is a wood product and should not be applied in standing water as it will float and can be washed away.

Mulch can also be placed in large, medium, small shrub beds, flower beds, tree bases for decoration and water retention. If mulch is spread 8″ to 12″, this can act as a natural weed block. This coverage prevents sunlight from allowing weeds to grow. However, it is best to get rid of weeds or lay a weed block before laying mulch. But once mulch is spread 8″ to 12″ thick, any weeds that get blown in from wind or mowing, cannot take root in the soil and they are easily pulled out with little effort from on top of mulch.

Having 8″ to 12″ of mulch, the winter and spring rains will be absorbed by the thick mulch and very little watering will need to be done, if any at all. (click for rates)

Beauty Bark:

Tree bark is first ground up by our Peterson 5710 horizontal grinder with 3″ and 4″ grates. Then the ground up material is run through our screen plant. This produces a medium sized beauty bark for decorative ground cover anywhere in your yard. (click for rates)

Beauty Bark


Once the forest trees have been debarked, they are run through the mills saw blades and cut to production dimensions. Once there is enough lumber cut, it is put into a heated Kiln and dried. Then the lumber is put through a planer where it is planed down to finished dimensions. This planing produces a shavings product that is dry and flakey and about the size of your fingernail.

Shavings are excellent for inside barn use for bedding animals. This helps to keep them clean and dry. (click for rates)



Once the forest trees are debarked, the trees are put through the mills saw blades. This produces sawdust. The sawdust is damp because the trees just came out of the forest. The main difference between shavings and sawdust is the moisture of the product. Sawdust is damp and the shavings are a kiln dried by-product.

Sawdust is also excellent for inside barn use. The damp sawdust easily soaks up animal waste and is also easy to shovel for removal. (click for rates)


Alder Chips:

Alder chips are a good decorative yard cover for anything from tree bases, shrub beds, paths and especially playground chips. (click for rates)

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Fine soil has been put through our CEC Screen plant. The finished product is 3/8″ pebbles or smaller. Course soil has been put through our CEC screen plant. The finished product is 5/8″ pebbles or smaller. Soil is about 20% organic and is PH neutral. (click for rates)



Hermann Brothers creates a unique service package for each of its customers. Competitive rates and dedicated, on-time service give customers the advantage they need. Connecting our customers located throughout Olympic, Kitsap Peninsulas, Greater Puget Sound, I-5 Corridor and Western Washington, Oregon and beyond, Hermann Brothers maximizes its customers’ savings by operating the following specialized fleet: 

Local and Long Distance Container Hauling:

  • 4-Axle Tractors
  • 4-Axle 53’ Dry Vans
  • 3-Axle Super Chassis
  • 5-Axle 40’-20’ Maxi-flats 
  • Container drayage and hauling throughout the Greater Puget Sound region serving the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, handling international and domestic shipments in and out of the Northwest Region.
  • Direct rail connections with the UP and BN in Tacoma, WA
  • Transloading & container stuffing in Tacoma at ACW
  • Member UIIA Super Chassis available upon request

Contact Dispatch for further information at 360-452-2670.

Maintenance and Repair:

Hermann Brothers also offers a full line of mechanical services for diesel trucks and highway trailers including but not limited to:

  • Electrical repairs
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Alignment
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Lube & Oil
  • Trailer floor, wall, roof repairs

Call for an appointment or emergency roadside help at 360-452-2670.