Since I’ve been blessed with my lumber sales position at Cole Hardwood, a visit to a sawmill was always on the bucket list, I mean agenda, to help broaden my hazing, I mean training and education process. Words cannot describe how uber cool it is at a sawmill, but since I am blogging about it and that’s kind of the point, I’ll do my best. I’m fairly certain I felt like one of the 4th graders who visited Cole that I mentioned in my last blog when he saw the vending machine. WOW. (Haven’t read the last blog? Shame on you. Stop here and do so). If you had asked me a year ago how I felt about a debarker tossing around a 24 inch log, I’d say that’s why I don’t get on the rides at the fair anymore. But now? I’d say something like where do I turn in my application?
I watched a sawyer, who is a total boss by the way, operate a machine that reminded me of the robots in Avatar and The Matrix. They call him ‘P-Dad’ which I’m assuming ‘P’ stands for something like ‘Power’ or ‘Prime’ as in Optimus Prime because he IS the most dominating of all the Autobots at the sawmill. (This is where my imagination runs rampant). When I look in one direction they have pyramids of massive logs piled high in rows of different species and when I look the opposite direction they have nicely stacked and bundled boards of green lumber that I can’t wait to see arriving at Cole Hardwood🙂
Lumber euphoria? I think so.
Next stop, logging crew, if they will take me. I think I’ll watch this season’s Ax Men to bone up on the lingo and ‘green gold’. My goal is to know about it from beginning to end because if I don’t witness it myself, nobody outside the lumber business or my close friends and family that I pay to read my blog would know how amazing and intricate it really is.