Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Coolest thing Made in Indiana

Coolest Thing Made in Indiana Contest - Vote for Wood-Mizer!

Help Wood-Mizer win the first ever "Coolest Thing Made in Indiana" Contest hosted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Since 1982, Wood-Mizer portable sawmills have been invented, designed, and built in Indiana for more than 40 years.

The contest, which celebrates the Hoosier state’s long manufacturing history, boasts a 65-company field where companies face off in a single-elimination bracket format with winners chosen through public fan voting each week. Each winner advances to the next round until the "Coolest Thing Made in Indiana" champion is crowned in mid-February.

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Voting Timeline

• Round 1: Week of January 10

• Round 2: Week of January 17

• Round 3: Week of January 24

• Round 4: Week of January 31

• Semis: February 7-9

• Finals: February 10-14


Wood-Mizer’s contest entry includes the following photo and description:

Built in Indiana since 1982, Wood-Mizer portable sawmills help hobbyists and businesses turn logs into lumber. Woodworkers, farmers, tree services, sawyers, homesteaders, builders, educators, missionaries, and more rely on Wood-Mizer sawmills to build their own dream homes and projects, keep barns and fences maintained, or operate their own business selling lumber or wood products.

With a patent granted in 1985, Wood-Mizer portable sawmills were invented, designed, and made in Indiana and became a true innovation for the global sawmilling industry. By combining pickup truck portability with thin-kerf blades, more boards are recovered from every log, less energy is used to operate, and fallen trees in the forest or city are able to be salvaged by a single person on-site. For the very first time, individuals could start sawmilling and make the most out of our beautiful, renewable, and natural local wood resources.

Celebrating 40 years, Wood-Mizer is the global leader in the portable sawmilling industry with more than 100,000 sawmills in 120 countries throughout the world! Today, Wood-Mizer stays rooted in Indiana with two manufacturing facilities in Batesville and Indianapolis with 450+ employees. Employee-owned with a culture of giving back, Wood-Mizer builds portable sawmills in Batesville starting with raw steel that is cut, formed, welded, painted, assembled, and shipped by hardworking Hoosiers.

Recently, Wood-Mizer portable sawmills have been part of creating 20,000+ wooden toy cars in Michigan for Operation Christmas Child, rebuilding 600+ homes in Fiji after a hurricane, making Major League Baseball bats in North Carolina, and much more. Vote for Wood-Mizer!