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post #1 of 6 Old 10-16-2012, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hello to everyone.
I own a small band sawmill in the Northwest of Russia. It is working below my expectations, cos log price grow faster that my customers'.
I am situated in 100km from the logging site that i work with. Will it be a good idea to move my mill at the logging site? How do you cut costs at your mills?
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Are you trying to do a lot of volume at your mill? Or are you mainly trying to supply hobbiests?

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My customers are usually woodworkers or retail stores. By now i have only two band mills but would like to grow the volume.
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Many of us on this site work with tree services locally where our sawmills are located. Generally logs will be cheaper this way but will have metal in them from time to time. You are luckier than most of us in that you have 2 mills. Maybe you could move one to where the loggers are, if that is possible. By moving them you also have to evaluate moving the lumber back to your place of business and how much that will cost.

Whether you move your mill or not it seems as if you need to find a closer source of logs. If you live and operate your business in an urban area getting logs close to home means going to tree services who remove trees from yards within the comunity.

I used to go and get logs from people. Now i make people bring them to me which saves me time which in turn saves me cash. If you could elaborate on your business set up and what the culture is like in your neck of the woods maybe I could help with honing your strategy a bit more.

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He's not giving you much to go on, Greg.
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You get out what you put in. He is also half way around the world as well so i imagine he is sleeping when we are online most of the time

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