Welcome to Norwood
Norwood has earned the reputation as the brand-name you can trust – a reputation for building hard-working, reliable, productive, affordable & easy-to-use machines. In fact, it’s the tens of thousands of Norwood sawmills cutting millions of board-feet of lumber in over 100 countries worldwide that have earned Norwood this reputation.
Norwood began 25 years ago with one man’s dream to build a quiet lakeside cabin. But Norwood founder, Peter Dale, couldn’t afford the high prices at the lumber yard. He looked at milling his own, but couldn’t believe the high prices expected by sawmill companies.
He made his decision – He would develop a portable bandmill saw that was accurate, reliable, easy-to-use … all at a fair price. And so, the very first LumberMate was born.
That was the first time many hardworking people could afford a portable sawmill of their very own. Families built homes they had only ever dreamed of. Woodworkers milled specialty lumber products and crafted unique and valuable furniture. People made money selling their lumber and milling for others. The LumberMate revolutionized the world of portable sawmills, and in doing so, changed the lives of thousands of families.
To this day, Norwood is still rooted in those same values – To engineer and build portable sawmills and forestry equipment that are rugged, productive, dependable, versatile and affordable. Norwood owners count on their machines to get the job done, every day.
Integrity, resourcefulness, determination and hard work – these are the values we share with Norwood owners. It’s a real privilege that Norwood sawmills play a part in the magic that they make with wood. We hope that you take some time to read their stories, look at their photos and see their achievements. Their dedication is truly inspiring. Perhaps, one day, you’ll see your photos and achievements displayed here too.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us here online. Hopefully, someday soon, we’ll also get the chance to chat or meet in person!
Very best regards,