The Dry Side
Phil Whelan – Wood Machinist
Phil is our second wood machinist, specialising in using the spindle moulder, having accumulated valuable experience prior to working at Northwood. His job is to machine the timber to your specification.
James Cooper - Wood Machinist
James joined us in June 2019 and has taken to the job like a duck to water. He is learning all aspects of the dry side; including economic selection, timber cutting and machining and has a desire to take over the responsibility of running our pellet mill. James has an insatiable appetite for learning.
Luke Banasco-Zaragoza - Air and Kiln-Dried Stock Management
Luke has the responsibility of selecting the appropriate species and grade of timber for each order, whilst maximising the yield from the boards. The skills he has brought to the Dry Side since joining ensure a consistently smooth operation. He is an extremely competent operator of many other machines and looks after our timber-drying kilns.
Luke also supervises health and safety aspects of the entire sawmill, and is willing to cover other duties if required.