WATERBURY, VT - Super Thin Saws, a manufacturer of thin circular saw blades for processing wood, was recently named as the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2014 Vermont Exporter of the Year.
The award will be presented during a June 17 ceremony and recognized in the June issue of Vermont Business magazine.
Super Thin Saws was founded in 1976 by John Schultz, who will end his two-year term as president of the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) at the Woodworking Industry Conference next week in Puerto Rico. Schultz, a graduate of MIT, started his company as Schultz Tool Sharpening. After learning about research on vibration patterns of thin saw blades conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department at Berkeley and sponsored by the California Cedar Products Co., Schultz developed thin saw blades for the woodworking industry.
Super Thin Saws was sold to UCT Coatings of Stuart, FL, the same year the company won an IWF Challengers Award for its UltraCem Coated Blades. Schultz, long-time employee Bob Brisbee and Dave Strom purchased the company from UCT in May 2011.
Today Super Thin Saw blades are sold around the world and used on sawing equipment manufactured by industry leading players.
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