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Peterson Portable Sawmills

Portable Sawmill News and Articles

Portable sawmill news including articles from a variety of worldwide publications, as well as stories researched and written by members of the Peterson team. In this section of our website, we’ve also included business and general milling articles to give you more insight into the industry.

It pays to do your research when contemplating a sawmill purchase. Read portable sawmill news articles from every brand you’re looking into, discover what that brand’s operators say about their investment and find out about their favourite features.

Included in this section are blog posts from Peterson’s CEO, Kerris Browne (nee Peterson) who lets the reader into her life as the ‘boss lady’ of a majority male led industry, show’s the reader around her farm, introduces you to her family and more. Also included are results from Petersons’ entries into The Great Portable Sawmill Shootout over recent years, it’s worth checking out. Happy reading!

Russell’s sawmill is the Bee’s knees

Russell Bee is almost 80 years old and owns a farm near Dannevirke, a small township located on the North…

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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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Timber craftsmen at their peak

Log cabins have been around worldwide since at least the 1600’s. They were the type of home that settlers to…

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Finding passion and success milling valuable slabs

Mike Savill grew up in Southampton, United Kingdom and operates a mobile milling service servicing the South of England. Mike…

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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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Celebrating 30 Years of Portable Sawmill Innovation

The exciting story of the Peterson family business started 30 years ago in 1989, when Carl Peterson sold his first…

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The Oldest Peterson Portable Sawmills in Operation

Gary and Elizabeth Basher’s Standard Frame Peterson Sawmill – March 1990 Image courtesy Beef & Lamb NZ Gary and Elizabeth…

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How to make top dollar with your woodlot

In this article we outline different ways of making money with your ready-to-harvest woodlot, and go into detail about the…

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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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