Yemm & Hart has been in business since 1981. Its business
headquarters are located in the northeastern section of the Mark Twain
National Forest in Madison County Missouri. The business was originally
founded to manufacture custom made tables and cases for corporate and
institutional customers. By 1989 the focus of the business had changed
to one of manufacturing materials made with recycled content.
The business owners are Stephen W and Deborah Hart Yemm.
Their responsibilities include managing the manufacturing
processes of various materials made with recycled content. This is
accomplished primarily through a satellite link to the Internet. The Yemms do not commute to work. Tasks include sourcing raw materials,
refining the materials and processing them into new usable materials
such as sheets or panels for industry and construction. They often will further manage
the fabrication of their materials to become specific products.
The Yemms are
avid recyclers. From experience in dealing with the post-consumer waste
stream in their business, they know it is important to provide clean,
carefully sorted materials to recycling centers from their own home.
They often help their neighbors with their recycling challenges. Other
environmental activities undertaken by the Yemms are the planting of 20k
seedling trees along their stream banks and removing tons of old wire
cross fencing from their trees. They are one of the early members of the
State of Missouriís Stream Teams, monitoring the 3 streams running
through their property, known as the Yemm Forest Preserve. They are also
involved with the Missouri Department of Conservationís Frog Survey. The
Yemms are raising their 2 boys, Simeon and Treston with an appreciation for nature and
protecting our environment.
Lichen Grasshopper photo by Simeon Hart Yemm 2010
Baby Blue Jays photo by Simeon Hart Yemm 2011