Just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sandy Crook has retired from his full time arborist business to spend more time with what he really enjoys, seeing timber turned into final products. With his full complement of Wood-Mizer sawmills and new MP360 planer/moulder, he can do everything in-house.
Sometimes the size of a business is less important than the potential impact a company can have on the community it serves. Mountain Works’ core approach to business revolves around its function as a demonstration project seeking to bring about change in the way most forestry and agriculture is done in America.
Located on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, Larch Wood handcrafts wooden end grain cutting boards from sustainably managed and harvested larch trees. In addition to its beautiful coloring and grain patterns, Larch Wood specializes in end grain cutting boards because they are durable and feature a self-healing cutting surface.
Espacios Verdes is a plant nursery in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico that carries a wide selection of native and exotic plants, cacti, and more. The company recently purchased a Wood-Mizer LX450 portable sawmill in order to build palm roofs, plant displays, furniture, and other wood products to supplement their business.
On the outskirts of Buffalo, New York in the small town of Holland, is the hard-working family sawmilling business Holland Timber Company. Starting as a portable sawmill for homeowners, the business has evolved to a production mill supplying cabinetry, flooring, and pallet manufacturers throughout the Northeast United States.
Located on two acres in Kamloops, British Columbia, Valley View Industries produces and sells a variety of cedar products including gazebos, fencing, and more to customers throughout North America and Japan.
At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, world-renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino creates custom, handcrafted chairs that promote proper and healthy posture through the practice of Zen. As a result of his chairs receiving worldwide acclaim and an increasing number of woodworkers learning Japanese carpentry from Tak, he is currently building a woodworking school with sustainably harvested timber from his own forest.
Operating two growing and thriving businesses that enable six families to make a living, Neptali Lopez and Gabriel Gómez run two Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmills to produce lumber for a variety of indoor furniture in Xalapa, Mexico.
Since childhood, Adriano Fuhr watched and helped his father work in a furniture factory, which sparked his interest in woodworking from a young age. The economic situation faced by the country at that time prevented the continuation of the company, forcing the family to replace their business with another one that would provide greater stability.
Located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Group CYP constructs vacation homes, hotel gazebos, and live edge furniture for residential and commercial spaces. In order to increase production and reduce wood waste, Group CYP upgraded to a 2004 Wood-Mizer LT40 hydraulic portable sawmill.