From the desk of Paul Smith / Smith Sawmill Service
The Uddeholm group, now owned and operated by Voestalpine Precision Strip LLC, has a long tradition in supplying sawmills with bandsaw material. Our industry is small compared to other major industrial manufacturers that purchase steel, for instance the car industry. We are fortunate that The Uddeholm group has committed to providing quality bandsaw steel and serving the wood industry. They have invested over $136 Million in a “state of the art” facility and they are committed to investing every year to keep our industry supplied with the best steel available. I personally have worked with this group throughout the 30 years Smith Sawmill Service has been in business . Not only do they supply our industry, they inventory the most common strip steel required for bandsaws (as much as 3-4 months’ supply at all times) right here in the US. Uddeholm has trained, experienced sales and customer service based here at home. They are committed to making sure their products meet or exceed your expectations and are readily available to visit your facility, if needed. Based on their investment in our industry’s future, we as an industry should consider keeping Uddeholm as the primary supplier for bandsaw strip steel. It only makes good business sense that, our investment in them will keep Uddeholm commented to improving and providing the best products available for our future.
As always, unless you, our customer request another steel supplier, SMITH SAWMILL SERVICE will continue to supply wide bands manufactured from only UDDEHOLM STRIP STEEL.
Paul Smith / Smith Sawmill Service