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Sawing Lumber as a Second Career
Gary McInturf did something he had never dreamed of doing. After getting storm trees cutup by a local man with a Wood-Mizer sawmill, Gary was fascinated and decided to buy his own Wood-Mizer LT40. Read about some of the innovative things he has done to grow his new business.
By Jake Mooney
Date Posted: 4/1/2012
If you had asked Gary McInturf a few years ago if he would ever take up sawing lumber for side income, he would have called you crazy. However, when an unusually strong windstorm hit his
With several oak trees laying on the ground after the storm passed,
“When I saw him cut my lumber up, I thought it was the neatest thing I had ever seen, and 30 days later I owned one,”
Over the next two years,
With the assistance of Dr. Terry Conners from the University of Kentucky Forestry Department, Gary and several other sawmill owners in Kentucky have started the “Kentucky Wood Producers Association.” By employing the strength-in-numbers principle, they are able to help each other out, pool their resources for advertising, and beneﬁt from the knowledge and various skill sets they each bring to the table.
Ever the progressive thinker, Gary bit the bullet and learned the basics of designing his own website, and shares that his website has already paid off by increasing his January & February sales 220% from the same months last year. Visit his website at www.kysawmill.com.
To watch a 5 minute video tour and interview with
Editor’s note: The preceding was paid advertorial by Wood-Mizer.
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