Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 16, 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.
Justin Metcalf of Mars Hill, North Carolina was awarded First Place of Category 4 for building an old world grist mill using his Wood-Mizer LT40 Hydraulic. Justin, a fourth generation miller said, "My sawmill made it possible to fulfill a dream!"
Robin Graham of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama was awarded Second Place for his boathouse made from storm damaged trees milled on his Wood-Mizer LT15.
Robert Gondar of West Burke, Vermont shared Third Place honors with Randy Madison of Jacksonville, Florida. Both using their Wood-Mizer LT15, Robert constructed a maple syrup sugarhouse for his grandchildren and Randy built a timber frame woodworking shop.
"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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