Dan Lonowski

Owner and Founder, Michigan SoilWorks

Dan Lonowski is the owner of Michigan SoilWorks, an Ag-Tech startup bringing innovative solutions to the vermicomposting industry.

Seeing the need for a modern, reliable and modular CFT reactor for small businesses, he set out to build the ideal system to suit their needs. His products are differentiated from other existing machines on the market by use of engineered materials, modern manufacturing processes, and unmatched customer support.

“The company’s mission is simple: to help vermicompost operators grow their business by providing equipment that reduces labor and contributes to sustainability.”

Dan comes from a background in automotive design, engineering and manufacturing. In his most recent role as head of technology for a global automotive supplier, he led a team of senior engineers innovating for new products that can be found today in cars and trucks around the world. He holds a number of patents granted and pending.

Dan’s partner in business and life is his wife Brenda, with a background in environmental consulting. When not working on new projects, they enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, gardening and Detroit Lions football!

You can contact Dan at dan@michigansoilworks.com or call him at 248-938-9311.

And business or not, we benefit from knowing we are contributing to sustainability.

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CFT Installation Sites as of October 2022

Dan is a great resource. He has been helpful and available anytime I needed. Setup went well, you do need two people! The machine runs smoothly and is a breeze to use. We will do business again as my business continues to grow.


—Wes Rader, Riverbend Worm Farm

I am writing to thank you for your timely technical advice and support during my CFT installation. Everything is working as promised. I will be purchasing 8 additional modules in second quarter 2022.


—Peter Fedele, Lion Fruit Farms

Working with Dan was easy. He was responsive to all our questions before and after our purchase. The shipment arrived with no issues and was simple to construct. It is definitely built to last! This is a great system for small farms like ours looking to get into vermicompost production.


—Roger Kubalek, Full Bloom Farm

Great experience during the pre-purchase and purchasing phases. Dan’s expertise of the system and vermicomposting are excellent. He took all the time needed to explain how to set up and optimize the system. The system is well built and rugged.


—Greg York, Tikkun Farm

Michigan Soil Works has been an absolute pleasure to work with. The support I received since obtaining the product has been beyond my expectations. When I had a question or issue they addressed it immediately. I have recommended Michigan Soil Works to anyone I know who wants to improve their soil building program.


—Keith Michalak, School of Adaptive Agriculture

From our first call with Michigan SoilWorks, we felt we had a partner. While only our first year in production, the equipment has performed as expected and is rugged and well designed. Dan is knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive and he has made himself available to reply to all of our start up questions. As our vermicompost business grows, we will return to MSW for our future equipment needs.


—Eileen Banyra, Hudson Soil Company

I’m extremely happy with the quality of support I’ve received from Michigan SoilWorks. Prior to purchasing CFTs for my startup business, Dan helped me think through the process so that I was confident in my equipment investment. Since then, Dan has been just an email or a phone call away to answer questions that have come up during assembly, start-up, and beyond. I plan to do business with Michigan SoilWorks again in the near future.


—Elana Warsen, Michigan Worm Works