Hurricane Irma Weather Update

Based on the most current projections, we are expecting Hurricane Irma to be affecting our area on Monday. We are currently shown to be in a high impact area. To keep all of our employees safe, Cooper Machine will be closed on Monday, September 11th. If we have the winds we are anticipating, there is a likelihood that power will go out and could possibly be out for several days. Our plan is to be open on Tuesday, if we have the power to do so.

We are hoping and praying for the best, but preparing for the worst.

If you have any immediate service needs during this time, please give me a call on my cell at 770-540-5735 and I will try to get you taken care of as soon as possible.

Frances Cooper Byrd, CEO
Cooper Machine Company, Inc.


Frances Cooper and Jeremiah Byrd Wed

On May 6, 2017, Frances Cooper and Jeremiah Byrd got married in a small ceremony among friends and family at Jean and Robert Cooper’s Lake House on Lake Sinclair outside of Milledgeville, GA. Jeremiah has joined Cooper Machine as a Service Technician. Jeremiah is a certified master auto & diesel technician by trade and graduated from the Nashville Auto Diesel College with a degree in welding, hydraulics, fabrication, pneumatics and high-performance engineering. Frances Cooper Byrd is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has been CEO of Cooper Machine company since 2014. Cooper Machine is a third-generation manufacturer of custom sawmill equipment, best known for their Overhead Scraggs

Frances can now be reached at: FBYRD@COOPERMACHINE.COM


Come see us at the Forest Products Expo!

We will be exhibiting at the Forest Products Expo once again in Atlanta, GA June 14-16. We will have MIT and Prodesa with us again so stop on by and see us in Booth #1816 and MIT in Booth #2247. We hope to see you there!


Happy Holidays!

2016 has been a stellar year for Cooper Machine and we are very blessed to have such great customers! We're looking for 2017 to be even better.

Holiday Schedule:
Cooper Machine will be closed December 26th and 27th for our annual Christmas break. We will be open on the 28th, 29th and 30th and then be closed on January 2.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at Cooper Machine, we have a lot to be thankful for these days, so I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You.

May your blessings be many and your worries be few.

Cooper Machine will be closed November 24th and 25th.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Come Meet the Experts at the Timber Processing Expo

Robert and Frances from Cooper Machine will be in booth #1003 at the Timber Processing Expo being held September 28-30 in Portland at the Portland Expo Center.

Felipe and Jesus from MIT S.A located in Santiago, Chile, who are best known for their heavy duty carriages and resaws, will also be there. In addition to the carriages and resaws, we are also now offering their line of pallet and cooperage equipment as well.

We will also have Forcus Martinez from Prodesa with us. For those who don't know, Prodesa is an engineering and manufacturing firm located in Zaragoza, Spain, with an office in Atlanta. They have solutions for thermal drying , pellet production, wood processing, Biomass CHP and gas treatment. On September 29, Forcus will be presenting at the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop at 3:00 p.m. on "Pellets: How to Get More from Your Wood Chips and Sawdust". Don't forget to stop by this one; it should prove to be quite interesting.

Also, Roberto De Joannon from Incomac Dry Kilns will also be there in Booth #403 in the Italian Trade Pavilion.

To receive a complimentary expo floor pass please contact us at 478-252-5885 or

For more general information visit:

We look forward to seeing you there!


Cooper Machine Newsletter 2Q16

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Happy Independence Day!

Cooper Machine will be closed Monday, July 4th and Tuesday, July 5th. We will reopen July 6th and have regular hours the rest of the week.


More Options for Pallet Equipment from Cooper Machine

Cooper Machine is excited to announce that we are now offering MIT's line of Pallet Equipment including a Carousel Block Cutter, Chamfering Machine and Pallet Trimmer. More information on this equipment can be found on our website at

Cooper Machine also has great options for sawmills looking to produce pallet stock including an Overhead Scragg with Vertical Edgers, Yield Champ (Sharp Chain Scragg with Cant Edger), Cutup Systems, Unscramblers, Edgers, Automated Cant Trimmers, Slab Recovery Systems/Resaws, Handling Equipment, Sorting Systems and Kilns.

We are also honored to now be a member of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in Tucson next Spring.


Happy Memorial Day!

In observance of Memorial Day, Cooper Machine will be closed Monday.

We wish you a wonderful holiday,
Your friends at Cooper Machine


Expo Richmond

The 35th East Coast Logging and Equipment Exposition will be here before we know it! This year's event will be held Friday May 13, 2016 from 8:30am - 5pm and Saturday May 14, 2016 from 8:30am - 5pm.

Stop by and see us in booth #228/#230. We will have information on the addition of chipping heads to our line of Scraggs and Edgers (we currently have a Twin Band Skewing Overhead with chipping heads in production)and also our newest offering, a Two Saw Optimized Edger. And for our pallet customers, we now offer a slab recovery system that can be operated with only one person.

Felipe and Sergio Echeverria from MIT (they make those great resaws, headrigs and carriages we import from Santiago, Chile) will also be at the Expo this year. We have now been doing business with MIT for 20 years. In addition to the standard fare, we will also have information on their newest addition to their product line, the True Lumber. The True Lumber is a double cut stationary carriage with movable headrig. We are also now selling their line of cooperage equipment. You can find more information on our website:

Give us a call at 478-252-5885 if you'd like any information or a quote prior to the show.

For more information on registration and hotels the place to visit is


Holiday Hours

Cooper Machine will be closed for Thanksgiving holidays November 26th and 27th.

May the good things of life be yours in abundance
not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the new year!


Cooper Machine Company’s Newest Offering: The Iron Ax Log Loader

Cooper Machine Company is pleased to announce that it now can provide a log loader manufactured by Iron Ax, another manufacturer here in Wadley, Georgia.

Iron Ax has been building equipment for the scrap and demolition industries for years, and is now offering a log loader for the sawmill industry.

These machines are equipped with a Cummins engine, and a double section variable displacement piston pump producing 60.8 gallon of oil flow per minute per section and up to 4,975 pounds of hydraulic pressure. Each machine is equipped with a main boom, stick, live heel, self-elevating cab, and grapple. The grapple is manufactured by Iron Ax and has an opening of 60 inches.

The log loader features a self-elevating cab in which the operator has total control of the height of the cab. The maximum elevation is 17 feet eye level above the ground for superior visibility. Each log loader is equipped with a forestry and cab guard package for the cab and side compartment and heavy duty running boards that will also assist in protecting the machine in its operating environment. The machine has an operating weight of 63,360 pounds.

Please call us at 478-252-5885 for more information or email


It's almost time for the Forest Products Machinery and Equipment Expo!

We are less than a week away from the Forest Products Machinery and Equipment Expo. The event is being held in Atlanta, GA June 10-12. Robert, Wes and Frances will be there, so stop by booth #549 and see what is new at Cooper Machine!


MIT True Lumber Now Available from Cooper Machine

Cooper Machine Company of Wadley, Georgia is excited to announce the new stationary carriage/mobile headrig, True Lumber mill is now available in North America from MIT S.A. This exciting breakthrough in sawmill design is the perfect choice for any mill, hardwood or softwood, that requires increased production with a very small footprint. Thin kerf mills looking to increase production and scragg or low grade operators seeking an affordable way to process high profit grade lumber are just two of the most obvious applications.
The True Lumber mill comes loaded with standard features like a 6” double cut band, 17.5* slant carriage, operators cab, computerized setworks, all hydraulics, 36” log diameter and lengths from 8-17’. The True Lumber is no one size fits all mill. It offers flexible options of either 4” or 8” single or double cut bands, longer lengths and a host of other options. If your operation needs more production and yield, but doesn’t have the space for a conventional carriage, look at the True Lumber.


Cooper Machine Joins IHLA

Cooper Machine is pleased to now be a member of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association. We will be exhibiting at the IHLA 2015 Convention on March 11-12 in Indianapolis. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Cooper Machine Company, Inc. Unveils Newly Redesigned Website

Cooper Machine Company of Wadley, Georgia recently unveiled the new website. The new site offers current customers and potential buyers complete specifications, features, video, client testimonials and printable product information on every Cooper machine offered, plus details on high quality sawmill machinery and dry kilns represented by Cooper. At the new you’ll also find an up-to-date Used Machinery page to showcase Cooper trade-ins and reconditioned machines when available. Cooper Machine CEO Frances Cooper stated, “The new site, created by the design team at, will better serve Cooper sawmill, scragg mill and dry kiln customers worldwide and be much simpler to update and maintain insuring more accurate information.”
Find out more about the complete line of Cooper products by visiting or call 478-252-5885.


CEO Press Release

Effective 8/15/14, Frances Cooper is taking over as CEO of Cooper Machine. Frances graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004 with a BBA in Finance. She has experience in management, sales and marketing and has been using these skills at Cooper Machine since 2008. She will continue to use these skills to build on the solid foundation that her grandparents began in 1965.

I would like to welcome Frances at this new position as she takes the helm as CEO of Cooper Machine. Thank you for your support as we continue to build a business focused on our customers and the innovative sawmill solutions needed for the sawmill industry.

Robert Cooper, President


Upcoming Expos and Conventions

Frances Cooper will be exhibiting along with Roberto De Joannon of Incomac Dry Kilns (Italy)at the IWF show August 20-23 in Atlanta, Georgia. We'll be in booth #4321.

We will also be exhibiting at the NHLA Convention in Las Vegas, NV October 8-10 in booth 220.

We will also be exhibiting at the Timber Processing and Energy Expo in Portland, Oregon October 15-17 in booth #17.

Stop by and see us if you are attending any of these events. If you'd like to make an appointment to meet at any of these events, please give Frances a call at 478-252-5885.


Texas Mill Upgrades with New Cooper Scragg

Crosscut Hardwoods Boosts Production with New Cooper Scragg Featuring a Cross Cut 8-12' Overhead with Faster Loading and Vertical Edgers.

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