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.
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.
Established in 2010 as a collaboration between a certified arborist and a sustainable building consultant, Josh Greenspan and Alex Woodbury of Kamuela Hardwoods save logs from the landfill to create locally-sourced, high-quality, salvaged lumber for islander woodworkers, builders, and instrument makers in their Hawaiian community.
Cody and Ashley Koke run Timber Koke’s Sawmill, a custom milling operation in Brooklyn, Prince Edward Island. Established in 2015, Timber Koke’s specializes in supplying hardwood material for lobster traps as well as dimensional lumber for both homeowners and professional clients.
Phil Ludwig has plenty of things that compete for his time, including two young children, but there’s little that he likes better than getting behind the controls of his Wood-Mizer sawmill.
Kendall Derby is passionate about his work but realistic about the challenges he faces to achieve his business and personal goals.
Kaj Enderlein is passionate about working with his Orcas Island, Washington neighbors to rediscover the art of locally based sustainable living.
Clifford Goins’ approach to his wood products business is as neat, clean, and straightforward as his production facility.
A quiet revolution demonstrated by businesses like Creative Inventory has changed the face of the world’s forest products industry in recent decades.
Will Vohs, a farmer from Alberta, Canada, discovered that it made a lot more financial sense to transform his easily accessible and good quality trees into wood products than accept what forest companies were prepared to pay him for his standing timber.