Success Stories

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

From Sawing Raw Logs to Moulding Finished Flooring in Scotland

Just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sandy Crook has retired from his full time arborist business to spend more time with what he really enjoys, seeing timber turned into final products. With his full complement of Wood-Mizer sawmills and new MP360 planer/moulder, he can do everything in-house.

 

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

Sometimes the size of a business is less important than the potential impact a company can have on the community it serves. 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.

 

Making 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.

 

From Portable to Production Sawmilling in New York State

On the outskirts of Buffalo, New York in the small town of Holland, is the hard-working family sawmilling business Holland Timber Company. Starting as a portable sawmill for homeowners, the business has evolved to a production mill supplying cabinetry, flooring, and pallet manufacturers throughout the Northeast United States.

 

Valley View Cedar Producer Builds Business in British Columbia

Located on two acres in Kamloops, British Columbia, Valley View Industries produces and sells a variety of cedar products including gazebos, fencing, and more to customers throughout North America and Japan.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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