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A collection of stories and articles about Wood-Mizer sawmills in use around the world, new business ideas, and available market niches in the wood industry

Timber production



Throughout the crisis, this Czech company describes how they actually expanded into new EU markets while relying on four LT40s cutting for two shifts per day. Pila Zachotin is owned and operated by Miroslaw Cekal in Pelhrimov, Czech Republic. In
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U.S. sawmill business installs line of Wood-Mizer industrial equipment to increase efficiency, yield and profits. In less than three months after taking ownership of the family sawmill business, 3rd generation owner Mike Junk and brother-in-law
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The story of a company’s impressive growth in the Kenyan forestry, sawmilling and machine trading sectors is one characterised by adaptation and constant reinvention – a relevant theme for anyone looking to invest in emerging markets. One of Kenya’s
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Wood-Mizer’s high quality blades with long flex life and sharp life have made them popular not only for Wood-Mizer sawmill owners, but also for owners of sawmills by other manufacturers. Şükrü Aysum runs a wood processing company in Kayseri, Turkey.
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One of the most interesting features of Turkish culture and lifestyle is the amazing integration of modern innovations into old traditions. They harmoniously blend east and west together. This is very apparent in the Turkish woodworking industry,
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"This building needs to be removed, I want to demolish it and rebuild the shop to store the logs here." Normunds' hands fly about, like a conductor, as he describes the next stage of his business expansion, envisioned clearly in his mind. All
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Vaclav Chara is not your normal businessman. With the window of opportunity created by the Prague Spring in 1989, he started his own business, Kabkon - Kabelovy konfekcije, which has become one of the foremost European manufacturer of electric
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A believer in leveraging new products to his advantage, this Romanian sawmill businessman installed the first WM3000 in Romania and then six years later upgraded to the WM3500, again the first in his country. After 10 years working in the mining
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You reap what you sow, as the old saying goes, and for the sawmill industry that means processing an increasing percentage of smaller diameter logs as a result of restrictions on felling in old growth forests, reduced availability of large logs and
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A semi-industrial, thin-kerf band sawmill saws a big denya log into saleable boards. More Ghanaian timber processing set-ups are turning to the thin kerf technique of sawing. Operators explain this with the ability of the sawmills incorporating the
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A determined Slovakian has ridden on the thin kerf revolution to graduate from a family vegetable business to an industrial scale timber processing operation. His speciality is 1680m 3 -per-month of wood elements for timber framed houses in his own
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Since 1990 this enterprise, located in the small city of Insk, has been known in Poland as B.R.S. Trak S.C.; in 1999 it was converted into a joint-stock company called Pomeranian Timber.One of the biggest woodworking facilities on the Western
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In Russia there are two reasons for it. There is a chance to invest in a new business and diversify and typically the return on the investment is quick. Sometimes it is as simple as the fact that there are logs to be cut and no-one else to cut them.
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A good imagination is needed at the moment to visualize the new and modern plant that is being constructed – instead of the new building there is sand and gravel, concrete mixers, welding sparks, loader warning signals and much shouting of
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In the spring of 2003 the American company Wood-Mizer demonstrated the new LT300 sawmill at the Ligna show. Wood-Mizer markets this as the most productive band sawmill in the Wood-Mizer range with a productivity of 3 to 4m3 of timber per hour or
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After 50 years in the sawmill industry, Sam Dunaway knows something about where it’s been. More interesting to Sam, however, is where the industry might be 50 years from today. According to Sam, the thin-kerf, narrow band headrig he installed late
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In a small town ''Lodejnoje Pole'' in 230 km to north-east from Saint-Petersburg Alexei worked as a production manager. A branch of the Petersburg’s company ''Expotek'' is less than two years old. The purpose of the enterprise foundation is
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