German Logger Expands into Sawmilling With LT15
Ever since his childhood, Maik Retz always felt at home in the forest. Growing up two hours west of Berlin in a rural farming and forestry area, he knew he wanted to make forestry his career. His father started a business producing firewood and fencing material more than 40 years ago, and Maik started working in the business in 1994. Maik now operates the business with his brother and one other employee.
LT15 Helps Scottish Teacher Prove Viability of Traditional Woodcraft
James Thomson of Glenrothes, Scotland started Thomson Timber in 2007. Previously trained as a mechanical design engineer, he had worked in Australia and Edinburgh before returning home and taking up teaching woodworking for twenty years.
LT40 Enables Pallet Production for Italian Fertilizer Company
Whether by intuition or simply as a direct reaction to recent economic difficulties, a fertilizer company nestled in the foothills of the central Italian countryside is demonstrating the importance of making the right investments to take advantage of opportunities and solve problems.
Farmers Find Profits in Processing English Oak
The WM1000, which can cut logs up to 1.7m diameter in the centre, was originally designed to meet demand for a cost-effective machine to saw tropical hardwood logs in Asia and Africa, but at Copford Farm Sawmill in Sussex it is proving its worth cutting large diameter oak prized for top grade joinery as well as quarter-sawn material for furniture.