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For Hanis Log Homes in the Czech Republic, log home construction is a big business. Employing more than 50 craftsmen and producing more log homes each year, the company specialises in custom home designs that truly showcase the natural beauty of natural wood. Common in Scandinavian countries,...
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In 2003, David and Teresa Weyler invested in a large country farm in the hills of Bedford, Kentucky in the United States. Happy with their purchase, in 2005 the Weylers acquired more land along the Little Kentucky River, which included an old, historic farm home that had been built in the early...
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Oak yokes and belfries enhance the sounds of traditional bells for a Germany bell company since 1725. The Bachert company, originally founded in the year 1725 by Kaspar Bachert in southwest Germany, casts and restores the whole range of bronze bells and wooden belfries for clients throughout...
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Not far from the Polish town of Kolo, well known for being the headquarters of Wood-Mizer’s European sawmill manufacturing facilities, the Matusiak family has created their own family business at their home, in the quiet countryside and surrounded by a garden and wooden pavilions. A nearby quiet...
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After several years of successful wood processing from the small Bulgarian village of Chepelare, in the Rhodope mountains, Svetla and Tihomir Todorovs have invested their earnings in a three-storey family hotel which they have called Yola. "Our business really took off after Echotechproduct, the...
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William Schweikert, Springville, New York has owned his Wood-Mizer band sawmill for many years, using it to good effect when building seven structures on his land. Additionally, he gained enjoyment from restoring an old, solid building dating back to the times of Abraham Lincoln and stage...
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"Artists from east and west Germany are quite different: artists from the west are philosophers; artists from the east, craftsmen", says Gisbert Baarmann, a wood designer and artist from the Uckermark region, near the Polish border and north of Berlin in what used to be East Germany. In the...
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A Polish firm which diversified from run-of-the-mill timber processing to mass production of coffins and which made full use of opportunities from European Union entry has become a flagship commercial enterprise in Poland. New business methods, attention to quality and no fear of installing the...
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A small band sawmill cuts ice into carefully measured blocks at the royal palace or ‘slottet’ in the preparation of an ice rose, for HM the King of Norway’s 70th birthday on 21st February.The 100 tonnes of ice came from the frozen lake near H?nefoss, in the North of the country. Each 1,20 x 2,20 x...
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On the western side of Poland, some hundred kilometres from the border with Germany lies the small city of Siedlec. Here we find Spoiw-Candi S.J, a manufacturing company producing alcoholic drinks. We have come to meet with the family, which produce one of the most original vodka bottle packages in...
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Last year, Zdrayko Panow, a Bulgarian sawyer, won a valuable order for a 'pub'. The 'pub' is in the hotel Ribaritsa which is located in a picturesque resort in the mountains near Teteven city. Mr Zdravko Panow’s and his Wood-Mizer LT15 were called in to remodel the bar to fit in with the landscape...
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Vadim Kolesnikov has been interested for years with everything connected with timber. As usual his entrance to business started from timber sawing on a Wood-Mizer sawmill, which he bought in 1993. However his plans were much larger. He asked himself: Is it possible to organize a barrel making...
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A Finnish Laplander has taken time off from sawing pine logs for cabins, herding reindeer and dairy farming to cut over 500 metric tons of ice for Finland's 2004 Snow Show 12th February to 31st March. The 55-year-old Lapp, Samuli Luksua, sawed twelve hundred 60 x 60 x 125 centimetres ice blocks...
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Quickly built wooden cafes and restaurants could become an excellent business in Eastern Europe. In early spring there are the taps of hammers and sounds of sawmills along the whole coast. This means small wooden restaurants are being built. Some of them will be used only for one season and will be...
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Which factors are the most important for you while the equipment purchasing? The Wood-Mizer customers pay their attention first of all to the equipment quality and its reliability. That is how the Wood-Mizer equipment was tested in the Ukraine. Anatoli Sviatetsky, the ''Test'' company owner, tells...
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Near Madona (a city in Latvia) there are many Wood-Mizer saw-mills. Their main advantage is to cut high quality knot-free timber The company ''Meneslicis'', for instance, concentrates on producing boards from Aspen and Black Alder for saunas. Everyone who enjoys saunas also knows that it is...
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