How Sweed’s Original Gang Saw Forged a Future of Innovation and Quality

In the early 1950s, three brothers bought a piece of land in Southern Oregon to start a sawmill and logging business. As talented engineers with a great deal of creativity, they ran all of the mill’s machinery while looking for ways to make their production more efficient and effective. After finding no machines on the market that matched their ideas and specifications, they set out to build one themselves.

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Case Study: Encore Wire

Based out of McKinney, Texas, Encore Wire is a leading manufacturer of copper and aluminum residential, commercial, and industrial building wire. Even though they have enormous production capacity and distribute widely throughout the United States, their scrap processing capabilities lagged behind in sophistication.

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