Success Stories

Wood-Mizer Colombia Dealer Spotlight: A&J Machinery

Located in Colombia, family owned company Aristizábal & Jinete provides Wood-Mizer sawmills and wood processing equipment to the surrounding regions. Established in 1980 by Adolfo Aristizábal T., A&J is dedicated to the sale of machinery for the forestry and woodworking industry from the harvesting of wood in the forest to sawmilling, cutting, moulding, and drying. Read More


Transitioning to Civilian Life Through Pallet Manufacturing in Colombia

Mundo Maderas was established in Colombia in 2010 as a sustainable business model that promotes development and transition for former militia and young men into civilian life. Mundo Maderas has helped build a better future for many individuals and their families through the generation of steady income by manufacturing up to 450 pallets per day. Read More


Family Sawmilling in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Nearly thirty years ago, while working as a truck driver and service provider for a local lumber company, Aluízio Enzweiller began to get a taste of what would eventually become a lifetime dream to work with wood.  Read More


Producing Glulam Structures in Bogota, Colombia

Just outside of Bogota, Colombia, Ripoll Laminados uses their 25-year-old Wood-Mizer portable sawmill to create stunning light structures for shopping malls, wineries, churches, convention centers, and hotels throughout the country. Read More


Wood-Mizer Mexico Dealer Spotlight – MAHEXA Forestal

Located in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, MAHEXA Forestal provides Wood-Mizer sawmills and wood processing equipment to the states of Durango, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, and Veracruz in Mexico. Read More


Practicing Farm, Forest, and Frame Sustainability in Western North Carolina

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. Read More


Handcrafting End Grain Cutting Boards in Nova Scotia

Located on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, Larch Wood handcrafts wooden end grain cutting boards from sustainably managed and harvested larch trees. In addition to its beautiful coloring and grain patterns, Larch Wood specializes in end grain cutting boards because they are durable and feature a self-healing cutting surface. Read More


Plant Nursery in Cancun, Mexico Adds Wood Products to Supplement Business

Espacios Verdes is a plant nursery in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico that carries a wide selection of native and exotic plants, cacti, and more. The company recently purchased a Wood-Mizer LX450 portable sawmill in order to build palm roofs, plant displays, furniture, and other wood products to supplement their business. Read More


Handcrafting Zen Chairs in Japan

At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, world-renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino creates custom, handcrafted chairs that promote proper and healthy posture through the practice of Zen. As a result of his chairs receiving worldwide acclaim and an increasing number of woodworkers learning Japanese carpentry from Tak, he is currently building a woodworking school with sustainably harvested timber from his own forest. Read More


Customer Spotlight: Two Friends, Two LT15s

Operating two growing and thriving businesses that enable six families to make a living, Neptali Lopez and Gabriel Gómez run two Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmills to produce lumber for a variety of indoor furniture in Xalapa, Mexico. Read More



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