A new Spanish website has been created to promote growth of local economies through the use of entry-level and mobile sawmills in rural and forested areas of Spain. In times of crisis, people learn to look for new ways to support their families and communities, and this website provides examples of how individuals and businesses all throughout Europe have incorporated a sawmill into their enterprise successfully.
Not only does the website highlight how various companies are increasing their profitability by processing their own wood, but also several feature articles discuss the steps needed to take to start one’s own business with a sawmill. The article "Three ideas for a small sawmill business" describes how Wood-Mizer sawmills in different configurations allow the business to produce different products for different markets. Whether the business is simply a supplier of wood, or constructs finished wood products, the articles on this new website give valuable advice and real life examples of how it can be successful.
Wood-Mizer Industries, the sponsoring sawmill company funding the website El Planeta Wood-Mizer, is a European company that manufactures and markets sawmills throughout the world. Their small sawmill units are popular both in developed and emerging markets due to some basic benefits – they are affordable, they produce high quality lumber, and they require little energy. In Western Europe, these sawmills are popular among woodlot owners, woodworkers, farmers, and furniture makers who often find it a profitable and cost saving investment to add a sawmill to their enterprise.