Wood-Mizer Announces 2014 Business Best Contest Winners

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Wood-Mizer LLC, the world’s leading sawmill manufacturer, announces the winners of their 2014 Business Best Contest, a long-standing tradition that recognizes Wood-Mizer sawmill owners who have demonstrated exemplary business methods.

Wood-Mizer 2014 Business Best Contest

Wood-Mizer 2014 Business Best Contest

This contest is a great way for us to recognize those who are succeeding in the marketplace with a Wood-Mizer sawmill.

Wood-Mizer LLC, the world’s leading sawmill manufacturer, announces the winners of their 2014 Business Best Contest, a long-standing tradition that recognizes Wood-Mizer sawmill owners who have demonstrated exemplary business methods. Each winning business was featured in The Wood-Mizer Way, Wood-Mizer’s exclusive customer magazine for the portable and industrial sawmill industry with a circulation of more than 35,000.

The contest, which occurs every two years, is open to any Wood-Mizer sawmill business interested in competing for their share of $12,250 in prize credits awarded to winning operations. First, Second and Third Place winners were named in each of three categories after each entry was judged on business practices, ethics, organization, and overall use of the Wood-Mizer sawmill throughout the operation.

Honey Grove Hardwoods LLC of Honey Grove, Pennsylvania won First Place in the Industrial Sawmill category during the 2014 contest. Honey Grove Hardwoods is utilizing a Wood-Mizer WM4000 Industrial Headrig to produce grade lumber for molding, caskets, veneer, and pallet cants and have improved their overall operation efficiency and yield since installing their Wood-Mizer sawmill.

Additional Business Best award-winners for 2014 include Wood Castle Furniture of Oregon, Westgate Urban Woods of California, Timbergreen Farm of Wisconsin, The J Team of Massachusetts, North Woods of Oregon, Family Investments Inc. of Washington, True South Sawmill and Woodworking of South Carolina, and Verdin Sawing of Louisiana.

“Each year we receive countless success stories from our sawmill owners,” said Wood-Mizer National Sales Manager Dave Mann. “This contest is a great way for us to share their accomplishments and recognize those who are succeeding in the marketplace with a Wood-Mizer sawmill.”

Each winning business was awarded a prize credit and featured with an article in the 2014 Business Best edition of The Wood-Mizer Way magazine. To read their stories, visit http://www.woodmizer.com/wmway.

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2014 Business Best Contest Winners

Category 1 – Industrial Sawmills
First Place: Honey Grove Hardwoods LLC – Honey Grove, Pennsylvania
Second Place: Wood Castle Furniture – Albany, Oregon
Third Place: Westgate Urban Woods – Durham, California

Category 2 – Hydraulic Sawmills
First Place: Timbergreen Farm – Spring Green, Wisconsin
Second Place: The J Team – South Deerfield, Massachusetts
Third Place: North Woods – Gaston, Oregon

Category 3 – Manual Sawmills
First Place: Family Investments Inc. – Battle Ground, Washington
Second Place: True South Sawmill and Woodworking – Jefferson, South Carolina
Third Place: Verdin Sawing – Dulac, Louisiana
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As the world’s leading manufacturer of portable band sawmills for more than 30 years, the Indianapolis based Wood-Mizer LLC offers an extensive line of portable and industrial sawmill equipment, blades and blade maintenance equipment for the forest industry. For more information about Wood-Mizer, call 800.553.0182 or visit http://www.woodmizer.com.

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