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How a sawmill became a recycling business, in The Ground Floor

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The name is Sweed, but the origin is German. Three brothers from Germany started a sawmill in the Rogue Valley in the 1950s, then started building their own machinery.

Now Sweed Machinery makes equipment for mills, but also makes machines that chop recyclable materials up for easier sorting and handling.

We focus on Gold Hill-based Sweed Machinery in this month's edition of The Ground Floor, our business segment, produced by management consultant Cynthia Scherr.

Tyler Casebeer, the CEO of Sweed, walks us through the company's history and present focus.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.