Peterson Sawmills Sign First United States Distributor Since 1998
1st March 2017 – Peterson Sawmills
New Zealand manufacturers, Peterson Portable Sawmills, today officially announced their partnership with Left Coast Supplies LLC, who will be the first distributor of the commercial quality, portable sawmilling machines in the United States since 1998.
Left Coast Supplies (LCS) specializes in supplying the timber industry with superior reliable cutting tools: saw chains, guide bars, hand tools, safety apparel and circular swingblade sawmills. Previously the US distributor for Lucas Mills, they are familiar with the high production capacity and reduced maintenance needs of swingblade mills.
Peterson Portable Sawmills are the original designer of the commercial swingblade sawmill for portable applications and have been refining their design for 30 years. Their products include full milling packages for a range of uses from part-time milling to productive commercial operations.
When Left Coast Supplies was formed by partners John Stroecker, Casey Comer, Darian Elizondo and Gregg Grande, they already had 75 years of sawmilling and sales experience between them. Now LCS are pleased to be instrumental in bringing Peterson’s swingblade technology to North America, and they consider the versatility of the Peterson design is a key feature.
“As well as the four swingblade models, Peterson Sawmills also offer a Dedicated Wide Slabber unit, which is generating a lot of interest in the US right now. Plus, the double-cutting ability of the Peterson mills makes it so versatile; even the smallest unit can produce 12-inch boards.“
At Peterson’s New Zealand factory, the next container load is being prepared for shipping to the LCS warehouse based in Willits, California. Each of the custom order mills will be assembled and tested at the LCS warehouse before the new swingmill owner takes control. Peterson CEO Kerris Browne is delighted with the partnership.
“While we already have a network of satisfied Peterson sawmill owners in the States, we are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Left Coast Supplies to ensure parts and service are increasingly available for our existing and future Peterson owners. “
“The Left Coast Supplies team have impressed us with their knowledge and confidence in swingblade mills, as well as their enthusiasm to understand and promote the double-cutting capability of the Peterson mills.”
In 2016, Left Coast Supplies used the Owners’ Assistance Network to organise Peterson Sawmills to be demonstrated at more shows in the US than ever before, including the Mother Earth News Fair circuit. This year they will be attending the region logging conferences. Left Coast Supplies will have Peterson’s Automated Swingblade Mill on display and operating at the Redwood Region Logging Conference in Eureka, California, from 16-18 March 2017.