Wood-Mizer LLC, the world’s leading sawmill manufacturer, recently announced the winners of its 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, an exclusive customer magazine for the portable and industrial sawmill industry with a circulation of more than 35,000, according to a press release. 

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, organizationand overall use of the sawmill throughout the operation.

Honey Grove Hardwoods LLC, Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, won first place in the Industrial Sawmill category. It is utilizing a Wood-Mizer WM4000 Industrial Headrig to produce grade lumber for molding, caskets, veneer and pallet cants and the company has improved its overall operation efficiency and yield since installing its sawmill.

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

“Each year we receive countless success stories from our sawmill owners,” said Dave Mann, Wood-Mizer national sales manager. “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.”

To read the stories about the winners, persons can visit http://www.woodmizer.com/wmway.

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