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!
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
—Keith Michalak, School of Adaptive Agriculture
—Eileen Banyra, Hudson Soil Company