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Our CEO, Kerris Browne shares stories and updates direct from Peterson Portable Sawmills’ HQ in Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Celebrating 30 Years – The First 5 Years: 1987 to 1991

This is the second post of our series celebrating 30 years of portable sawmill innovation. This time our CEO Kerris…

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Celebrating 30 years – The very beginning

I remember living in the jungles of the Fiji Islands, spending my days making scrub huts and make-believe houses in…

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Did ewe know… we went on a cool adventure

It was a special weekend for our staff, where we took time out for a bit of socializing at our…

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Three Peterson staff and one new Winch Production Frame owner with owner's new WPF

Staff changes at Peterson Portable Sawmills

Changes are afoot. It’s been a busy three months for the people at Peterson’s. Here we are in March, saying…

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Michael Peterson from the Family Business - hand routed lettering for Aria's Farm

We are a Family Business

We have fourteen staff at Peterson’s and we very much consider ourselves a family business. Three of us are related…

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Aaron Kalan making horizontal blade adjustments on the Peterson quality portable sawmill

Each quality portable sawmill is tested before delivery

. This month, it is my turn to write the Peterson blog. I’m Aaron Kalan, Sales Manager at Peterson Portable…

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Mark van Zee with the Big Beech log which inspired his slabbing project

Visitors from the Netherlands

CEO Kerris Browne : It’s been a very wet and cold winter here in Rotorua – the latest freeze even…

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Peterson Portable Sawmills at Stand O16, SawTechLogExpo, Renfrew, Ontario.

Chris Browne in Canada to train new Peterson sawmill owners

My name has been mentioned in this blog a lot in the past, so I’ve decided to hijack it! I’m Chris…

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CEO Challenges and Opportunities in May

  When we face challenges in business, we look for opportunities.  Earlier this year we agreed to provide our American…

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Ezra and Aaron in background with mill, Layla in foreground introducting ATS interview session.

When the Boss is Busy with “Running Business”

Though I am the CEO of Petersons, I also have running business interests in other activities : including a Bed-and-Breakfast; working…

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