Company

About Vaagen

Bert and Bud Vaagen founded Vaagen Brothers lumber in the early 1950's. Today, the company continues as a closely held corporation owned by members of the Vaagen family. This continuity of management, vision, and leadership has helped guide the company for more than half a century - Creating a culture of innovation, integrity, and cooperation that's fueled Vaagen's advancement, evolution and growth over the years.
Capabilities

Capabilities

Today, in addition to operating a flagship facility in Colville, Washington, Vaagen Brothers Lumber operates a sawmill in Usk, Washington, Midway...

Grinder

Grinder

Vaagen Brothers Lumber eliminates waste and creates engergy through a partnership with Avista in which woody debris are chipped and hauled to a...

OUR MILLS

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COLVILLE
MIDWAY
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Our Story

Company Founded
Colville Mill
HewSaw Single Pass Machine
Addition of Highspeed Planer
MIdway Mill is Acquired

Founded by brothers Bud and Bert Vaagen

Started operation at the Colville Mill location

The Company converted to the first small log sawmill in Colville with HewSaw single pass machine, and made plant wide adjustments to handle small logs including the addition of a 120 ft log crane.

The addition of a highspeed planer at Colville with machine grading technology from Metriguard and FinScan.

The Midway Mill in British Columbia is acquired and being converted into a Vaagen/HewSaw small log mill.

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