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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Celebrating 40 Years of Wood-Mizer USA

Don Laskowski (left), Co-Founder of Wood-Mizer, and his family in 1982.


Wood-Mizer, the global-leading sawmill and woodworking equipment manufacturer, celebrates 40 years of providing people throughout the world with the products and services to process wood From Forest to Final Form®. With global headquarters in the United States, Wood-Mizer has supported more than 100,000 sawmill owners with locations on 6 continents and more than 100 authorized distributors that have been established throughout the past 40 years.



In 1982 two entrepreneurs, Don Laskowski and Dan Tekulve, designed and manufactured a new kind of sawmill that was a true innovation for the sawmilling industry. The first Wood-Mizer portable sawmill was engineered to be efficient, cost-effective, and simple to operate, so that anyone, anywhere could safely turn logs into lumber. Using thin-kerf sawmill blades, more boards were recovered from every log, less energy was used to operate, and fallen trees in the forest or city were able to be salvaged by individuals on-site. Over the years, Wood-Mizer has become a global leader serving individuals and businesses all around the world.

Wood-Mizer Co-Founders Don Laskowski (left) and Dan Tekulve (right).


“After more than 40 years since the first Wood-Mizer sawmill was manufactured, Wood-Mizer continues to support and celebrate the never-ending accomplishments of our customers,” said Wood-Mizer CEO John Smith. “From individual woodworkers to high-production sawmill businesses, Wood-Mizer is committed to continue serving the growing community of owners throughout the world.”

Wood-Mizer Portable Sawmill #1 Delivered from Indiana, USA to New York, USA by Don Laskowski (right), Wood-Mizer Co-Founder.


About Wood-Mizer

Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a global-leading sawmill and woodworking equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From Forest to Final Form®, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including portable and industrial sawmills, resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment. For more than 40 years, Wood-Mizer remains committed to serving sawmilling and woodworking hobbyists and professionals all over the world throughout an established and growing distribution network.

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