Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Wood-Mizer LLC, the world’s leading sawmill manufacturer, has announced the winners of their 2013 Personal Best Contest, a long-standing tradition that recognizes Wood-Mizer sawmill owners who have fulfilled their dream projects by sawing their own lumber.
The contest, which occurs every two years, is open to any Wood-Mizer sawmill owners interested in competing for their share of the $20,000 in prize credits which is awarded. The 2013 contest marked the most Personal Best entries Wood-Mizer has ever received.
Each entry was judged on creativity, originality, complexity, quality of workmanship, and overall use of the Wood-Mizer sawmill to complete the project. First, Second and Third Place winners were named in each category.
Mike Collier of Vancouver, British Columbia won First Place in Category 1, Homes and Major Structures. Mike built a 2,800-square-foot island getaway home with his Wood-Mizer LT15. After the three year project was completed, Mike said, “This house could only be built because of my Wood-Mizer sawmill.”
Ross and Joslin Bennett of Henniker, New Hampshire were awarded Second Place for their 2,000-square-foot home that was built using a Wood-Mizer LT15. The Bennett’s home was finished just one week before Joslin’s due date. Joslin said, “The feeling of bringing our new daughter into the home we built for her was breathtaking.”
Richard and Sharon Maki of Monarch, Montana were awarded Third Place for using their Wood-Mizer LT15 to expand their home from 600 to 2,100 square feet to accommodate for a growing family.
“Every year, we receive more outstanding projects and are overwhelmed with the craftsmanship and dedication of our sawmill owners. Their projects are extraordinary,” comments Dave Mann, National Sales Director for Wood-Mizer. Each of the winning projects was featured with an article in The Wood-Mizer Way magazine. To browse all 158 projects and inspirational stories, visit http://www.woodmizer.com/pb.
As the leading manufacturer of portable band sawmills for more than 30 years, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of portable and industrial sawmill equipment. The company supports its equipment with legendary customer service, blades, and blade maintenance equipment. For more information about Wood-Mizer, call 800.553.0182 or visit http://www.woodmizer.com.
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