In December 1982, at age 20, Sam moved to Tampa to initiate direct/wholesale startup operations for DOMAN.  Successfully achieving the fastest growth of any DOMAN affiliate, the Tampa based company, at its peak, distributed over 60 million board feet of lumber annually in Florida.

In 1985, at age 23, Sam resigned from DOMAN Industries to start his own company.  The company was formed as the exclusive sales agents for a German machinery company, HOLTEC GmbH.  The type of equipment manufactured was previously unknown and unattainable in North America.  It took about three years to develop a market for this product and during that time, Sam worked out of his home under the auspices of his company, HOLTEC (USA) Corporation.

 

In 1990, HOLTEC (USA) Corporation built a facility in Plant City to handle importing, distribution and servicing of its systems throughout North America, and today HOLTEC is recognized as a leading supplier of equipment to the lumber industry. >more

HOLTEC

distribution facility in Plant City, Florida

HOLTEC

Main manufacturing plant in Blumenthal, Germany

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