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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!

Kerris and Chris Browne

The Wife of a Sawmill Specialist

It’s hard being a single mum and the wife of a sawmill specialist! Yes, I DO have a husband –…

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Harris Sawing Equipment

Sawmill Distributor in South Africa – Peterson Portable Sawmills

PETERSON SIGN NEW  SAWMILL DISTRIBUTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21 2016 New Zealand manufacturers Peterson Portable Sawmills…

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Should I have a website for my business?

Marketing Advice for Custom Sawmillers

Whether you’re looking to do the odd weekend job for clients, or wanting to go full-time with your portable sawmill,…

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Sawmill Production Record - Great Portable Sawmill Shootout

Great Portable Sawmill Shootout 2015 – Splinters and Shootouts

Every year no matter how organized we try to be, there always seems to be a splinter in our Great…

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Great Portable Sawmill Shootout 2015 Results

Peterson Portable Sawmills entered two sawmills in the 2015 Great Portable Sawmill Shootout held in Ohio. The Independent Sawmill and…

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Portable Sawmill cutting boards

From Sawmill Design and Operation, to Sawmill Salesman

I’m sure you sawmilling families can totally relate. When the Sawmill operator has to use the Internet…yeah right! Great sawmill…

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Peterson Portable Sawmill in Africa

Finding an Agent for Portable Sawmills in Africa

One of the most challenging jobs in any business, is the marketing and sales. Presenting your product in the best…

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Kerris Browne, CEO Peterson Portable Sawmills

“Do you have a few minutes?” Every Employer’s Nightmare!

October 29, 2015 What do you do when a key member of your team comes into your office, asks if…

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Peterson Sawmills Building a Playhouse

Kerris Browne, Peterson Portable Sawmills CEO

22 October, 2015 Hi, I’m Kerris, the (apparent) CEO of Peterson Sawmills…. 😉 While I have owned and operated Peterson…

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Harris Sawing Equipment - Agents for Peterson Portable Sawmills

Peterson Portable Sawmills South Africa Relaunch – August 2015

Peterson Portable Sawmills are planning a relaunch of their products in the African market. Michael Harris of Harris Sawing Equipment…

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