Cooper Machine Company, Inc.
Cooper Machine Company, Inc.

A leader in custom sawmill machinery, Cooper Machine utilizes proven technology with the latest innovations to design and manufacture quality sawmill equipment. Cooper Machine is best known for our Scraggs, but we also offer a full line of sawmill equipment including Edgers (with or without optimization), Merchandising Systems, Sorting Systems, MIT Resaws and Carriages, Cooperage Equipment and Prodesa Pellet Mills.

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer


Job Description: Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools and machines. Design Sawmill machinery using Cad that are utilized in the manufacturing of products and the construction of sawmills. Collaborated with customers and engineers to discuss design ideas utilizing skills in Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, Machine design 1, & Mechanical analysis and design.


Job Location: Will work in Wadley, GA.


Contact: Interested applicants may send their resumes to Cooper Machine Company, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 50 W Smith St., Wadley, GA 30477. Resume must specifically identify all education relevant to job offered.

Cooper Machine Company, a long-established manufacturer of quality sawmill equipment located in Wadley, Georgia, announces that it is partnering with the sawmill machine manufacturer EWD Sagetechnik, of Altötting, Germany, as of February 2023.

We at Cooper Machine have been offering our customers located in the US, Canada, and other countries, wood processing equipment for sawmill, pallet, and post and pole mills since 1965. This equipment has set new standards in the industry for quality, efficiency, and productivity. All Cooper Machine equipment is built with our customers in mind to minimize labor and to get the most out of each log. Our company, now in its third generation of successful management, covers all services from technical development, to commissioning, to sawmill staff training on our machines. Cooper Machine’s focus is always on customer success.

Since 1862, the premier European innovative company EWD, with 250 employees in Germany, is one of the world’s leading companies in sawmill plant construction. Quality awareness, reliability, and customer orientation are among the most important values of the company and represent an extremely positive success factor.

The partnership with EWD Sagetechnik, allows Cooper Machine to expand its portfolio and take advantage of the opportunity to offer an expanded range of sawmill equipment to further serve our customers’ needs.

“In the future, with labor getting more expensive and harder to find, we want to offer our customers fully automated sawmills. With the same shared beliefs, we believe we have found the ideal partner in EWD Sagetechnik” explains Frances Cooper, CEO of Cooper Machine.

Working with EWD will offer many advantages for Cooper Machine customers since we will be able to offer their wide array of well-designed, German engineered sawmill equipment, along with service and parts located here in the US. Cooper Machine has committed to providing successful customer service on all EWD equipment it sells and will stock the parts needed to back the service. We at Cooper Machine are excited to be able to offer this new world of opportunities to our North American customers.

The primary objective of both companies is to offer customers the best and most efficient sawmill solutions to promote long-term customer loyalty. This can only be achieved with trust, good teamwork, and positive results for our customers.

For information on both Cooper Machine and EWD offerings, please give Cooper Machine a call at 478-252-5885.

Cooper Machine Company, Inc. of Wadley, Georgia, would like to announce that it has promoted Daniel Sherrod to Vice President of Manufacturing. We would also like to announce that in January 2023 Robert Cooper plans to hand ownership of the business to his daughter and CEO Frances Cooper, and to Daniel Sherrod, who began at Cooper Machine in 1996 and who has been in charge of the shop floor for many years. Robert has no plans to retire. Instead, he will continue working with the company indefinitely, both from his office at the business and his home office located in his workshop, where he enjoys making barrel and other wood furniture. He will also still be on the road visiting customers just as he has been doing. Although Robert hopes to spend more time in his workshop and less time at the business, he appreciates his customers, many of whom he has worked with for decades, and wants them to know that they can still count on him and the Cooper Machine team to take care of their equipment and service needs.

Cooper Machine is proud to be a member of the Associated Cooperage Industries of America. We are now offering a Splayer and a Barrel Sander to sand barrels with the hoops still on. We are in the process of designing some other new equipment, including a de-hooper to automatically remove hoops from barrels as well. So if you have a need for a specific machine, give us a call and see what we can do!

We all lost a very special person Saturday. Hot, as her grandchildren lovingly called her, worked hard along side her husband Billy to start Cooper Machine in 1965. We will always remember their hard work and sacrifices to make Cooper Machine succesful. Obituary: Mrs. Mary Ruth Brown Cooper died February 9th at Marshall Pines Assisted Living in Evans, Georgia. Mrs. Cooper was born in Emanuel County, daughter of the late Harley Daniel Brown and Ruth Beasley Brown. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy Cooper, and her siblings. She was a graduate of Swainsboro High School and had attended Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, Georgia. She and her husband Billy owned and operated Cooper Machine Company for many years. Mary Ruth was a member of Wadley Baptist Church. Funeral services for Mrs. Cooper will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. at the Wadley Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Harrison and Reverend Gene McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in the Wadley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Mark Workman, Matthew McKamey, David Cooper, Daniel Cooper, Andrew Cooper, and Jeremiah Byrd. The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Wadley Baptist Church between the hours of 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wadley Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society in memory of Mary Ruth.

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 [email protected] For more general information visit: We look forward to seeing you there!

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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.

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

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!

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 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.

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