At JoeScan’s TP&EE booth, a group of sawmill industry leaders gathered to toast Galloway Lumber, the winner of the Longest Running JoeScan contest. This announcement ended the months long search for the longest continually operating JoeScan 3D laser scanner.
With champagne and beer glasses held high, marketing manager Brad Michael and JoeScan founder and president Joey Nelson gave a short speech to the crowd packed around their booth.
During the ceremony, Nelson identified the winning scan head. “This is really special because it’s the very first JoeScan ever installed. It’s still running great, almost sixteen years later.”
The winning scanner first went to work on the bucking line at Galloway’s British Columbia sawmill in February of 2003, or just over 5700 days ago. “If this isn’t a testament to our ‘Made for Sawmills’ motto, I don’t know what is,” Michael added.
Although there was only one winner in the contest, JoeScan was quick to acknowledge all of the sawmills and systems integrators that have worked with them over the years. “From our oldest partners to our newest friends, you’re the reason we’re here today,” Michael said. “Here’s to sixteen more years of successful sawmill scanning!”
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Photo: Golden toast announcing the winner