The Sawmill Industry Needs an Education

POST DATE: July 10, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I have recently attended a few forestry sector tradeshows, the same ones the sawmill industry usually attends. I have spoken with many people in the industry who have questions about sawguides, which of course I am always very happy to answer. There is one question I would like to address today; this question…
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Are You Spending Money at the Wrong Time?

POST DATE: June 18, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I think about this question a lot, and I am often stumped by what I see going on around me in the manufacturing sector. I find that people in our sector are doing the opposite of what I think should be the norm when it comes to spending money. The question I often wonder is: Is it better to improve processes…
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Stop Blaming Your Saw Blade Manufacturer!

POST DATE: June 03, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

The title of this article might be a bit strong, but there are times when sawmills immediately jump to blaming the saw blade manufacturer first. Don’t get me wrong, there are saw blade manufacturers out there who do not manufacture a good product and even for the good manufacturers, a batch of unsatisfactory …
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When You Should Shut Up and Let the Experts Handle It

POST DATE: April 01, 2015

AUTHOR Dean Maier

Is it enough to simply provide solutions in today’s business environment? Finding a quick solution to a problem is one thing, but a complete and functional solution involves many complex components. You may be scratching your head right now wondering, “Where the heck is this guy going?” Today I want to talk …
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The following is a case study on why it’s not just the quality and design of your sawguide that you need to look out for, but the quality and design of your Babbitt pad and pocket as well. The other day, I received a sawguide sample from a new customer who had just placed a purchase order. For new customers,…
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