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Cutting Comments – Peterson’s CEO’s Blog

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

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When we can’t sell our logs, New Zealand can produce timber

Originally published in New Zealand Logger magazine April 2020 Written by Hayley Leibowitz The little sawmill that could is holding its…

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Celebrating 30 Years – 1992 to 1996

Peterson is celebrating 30 Years of portable sawmill innovation. We’re inviting you to join us as we relive our exciting history.

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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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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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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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