Developing a Custom Portable Sawmill Enterprise (NRAES 134)
Kays, Jonathan; Goff, Gary; Milauskus, Steven J.; Greason, Mike; Wagner, John E.; Canham, Hugh
Discusses business-plan development; determining rates; writing contracts; marketing; product and service diversification; safety issues; insurance and liability; financial analysis; purchasing and operating a sawmill; grading lumber; sorting and stacking wood; specialty cuts; equipment maintenance; and more.
This 36 page publication (NRAES-134) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)
Sawmills; Lumber Trade; Rural-Land Management
Previously Published As
Kays, J. and Goff, G. R. (Eds.)(2007).Developing a custom portable sawmill enterprise. Ithaca, N.Y.: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service.