Friday, February 11, 2022
Wood-Mizer, one of the global-leading sawmill and woodworking equipment manufacturers, celebrates 40 years of providing people throughout the world with the products and services to process wood from Forest to Final Form®. With global headquarters in the United States, Wood-Mizer has supported over 100,000 sawmill owners with locations on 6 continents and more than 100 authorized distributors that have been established throughout the past 40 years.
In 1982 two entrepreneurs, Don Laskowski and Dan Tekulve, designed and manufactured a new kind of sawmill that was a true innovation for the sawmilling industry. The first Wood-Mizer portable sawmill was engineered to be efficient, cost-effective, and simple to operate, so that anyone, anywhere could safely turn logs into lumber. Using thin-kerf sawmill blades, more boards were recovered from every log, less energy was used to operate, and fallen trees in the forest or city were able to be salvaged by individuals on-site. Over the years, Wood-Mizer has become a global leader serving individuals and businesses all around the world.
“After more than 40 years since the first Wood-Mizer sawmill was manufactured, Wood-Mizer continues to support and celebrate the never-ending accomplishments of our customers,” said Wood-Mizer CEO John Smith. “From individual woodworkers to high-production sawmill businesses, Wood-Mizer is committed to continue serving the growing community of owners throughout the world.”