Saturday, January 31, 2015

Our Past Client on National Geographic 'Filthy Riches' 2014

One of our past clients Al De Silva, a burl hunter and wood veneer guy, is one of several unusual businesses shown on National Geographic 'Filthy Riches'...Al and his friend Mr. Dahl are shown scouting  burlwood in Utah.... We have seen Al use a chainsaw on burls so large, you almost need a crane to move them. It is a known fact that Al is in litigation in Butte County over the veneer business dispute that arose several years ago. And yes, Al does resemble Tommy Lee Jones the actor.

The show has different men in rural areas in various parts of the USA doing things like digging for giant worms used for fishing, hunting for a quota of certain plant species, capturing eels on a beautiful river, and generally, some pretty macho type of labor that doesn't involve a 9-5 desk job but can be pretty gritty.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/filthy-riches/videos/slip-sliding-away/
(this one shows Al driving the truck with burl pulling truck-- you gotta see it!)

Note: This past client has a very expensive lawsuit against the people that sold his machinery and ousted him from the Oroville location he had for wood burl veneer. Litigation is ongoing.His attorney is in real property litigation.



http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/filthy-riches/





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