USA Customer Stories
Mulberry Chapel Built on 450-Acre Farm in Georgia
After dreaming and planning for decades, George Coker milled and made the Mulberry Chapel on his 450-acre farm in Georgia with his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.
Building Wooden Toy Cars for Operation Christmas Child
Ken Postema, My Wood-Mizer Project Contest award-winner and woodworker from Michigan, USA uses his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill and planer/moulder to build tens of thousands of wooden toy cars for Operation Christmas Child.
Sawmilling in Trapper Creek, Alaska
Vickie Knapp shares her story of sawmilling in Trapper Creek, Alaska with her late husband and their Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill.
Restoring Men Through Christ, a Sawmill and a Woodshop
Restoration Sawmill's goal is helping men struggling with addiction in Indiana, USA. With a LT40HD portable sawmill, they are able to sustain their non-profit mission and, more importantly, teach men the values of hard-work and service.
Sawing Lumber for Cabins in Michigan
Steve Kesti, owner of Backwoods Lumber and volunteer firefighter, uses his Wood-Mizer LT40 hydraulic portable sawmill and MP260 planer/moulder to produce and sell lumber for cabins, chicken coops, siding, flooring and other products in Michigan, USA.
Farming and Sawing Live Edge Slabs in Indiana
Fourth-generation farmer Adrian Hood and his father Randy are growing a successful sawmill business which includes the production of high-value live edge wood slabs, heirloom furniture, and dimensional lumber with a Wood-Mizer wide cut sawmill and slab flattening mill.
Expanding the Narrow Gate Through Woodworking
The Narrow Gate Foundation has helped more than 500 young men discover a relationship with Jesus Christ while finding and pursuing their life’s purpose through woodworking.
The Emerging Economy of Urban Wood
By sawing urban wood with a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill, Megan Offner and New York Heartwoods are reducing wood disposal expenses, redirecting material from the waste stream, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, fueling the demand for local wood products, and growing an exciting new economy.
Making Major League Baseball Bats From Forest To Field
Why swing with an old bat, when you can swing with a Young one. In the mountains of North Carolina, the family-owned and operated Young Bat Company handcrafts wooden baseball bats from forest to field for everyone from little leaguers to Hall of Fame caliber players.
From Portable to Production Sawmilling in New York State
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.
Sawmilling and Horse Logging in Western North Carolina
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.
Urban Sawmilling in Hawaii
Established in 2010 as a collaboration between an ISA 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.
The Building of Noah's Ark
One of Wood-Mizer’s smallest sawmills was used to cut 50% of the timber for the world’s largest freestanding timber frame structure – a Biblically-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark.
Durability and Tradition Drives Family Timber Framing Business
Ogonek Custom Hardwoods in East-Central Ohio grew out of a family's love for a place that represents much more than an investment. With deep family roots, Dan and his family enjoy building and assembling timber frames with their LT50 sawmill.
Family Sawmilling Business Producing Pallet and Grade Lumber in Northwest Ohio
The family-owned and operated L. Garbers & Sons Sawmill in Northwest Ohio started out as a side business and has grown into a full-time operation with a high-production industrial sawmilling system in Wauseon, Ohio.