5009 Griffin Creek Road

Medford,OR 97501 USA

Phone 541-779-6751

Fax 541-779-2099

Email zmm@mighty.net


Chris Huggins purchased Ziegelmeyer Machine & Manufacturing Inc. in 1997. Chris' experience in the wood industry is widely diversified in the re-manufacturing operations with hands on experience since 1966. Hands on experience in the following: Diehl and Wienig Moulders, Industrial FJS-25,3470, SSS-10, IWS-10, 3870 finger jointers. O'brian, Wynot fingers jointers and 3550 and 3519 assembly machines. Installed Ziegelmeyer short block chains on FJS-25 and 3470, single chain conversation on O'Brian and Western Pneumatics jointers. Chris was the first to convert FJS's to a 10.5" extreme swing and design a scoring saw system for the FJS- 25 jointer. He has experience with Turnner and Ferrari resaws, Portland Iron Works, Mid Oregon and Tri-State rip saws. Mereen Russel continuous radio frequency presses. Knife grinding experience by hand and also on profile grinders. Ran automatic grinders for moulder and finger joint heads. Developed the 1/4" joint for Brightwood through Ace Company and also designed and built a feed through moulder, engineered plant lay-out and refitted both moulding and finger plants. Engineered and built complete plants (plane, rip, cut, finger joint, resaw and moulder) for Pino Exporta, Durango, Mexico. Designed cutlines for Brightwood, Madras, Or., Woodgrain Mouding Fruitland Id., Foreign and Domestic Wood, bowling Green, VA Inline automated moulder feed systems for Brightwood and Can Am Millworks, I also have two years experience in running base coat and pre-finish.

        Chris has good drafting and fabricating skills, using auto cad system for plant layouts and machinery design.

Chris has traveled the world consulting, installing and setting up machines, purchasing, and evaluating equipment, moulders, finger jointers, time saver sanders, grinding equipment, tenoners and cutlines.

        Chris also has a seminar available for finger joint operation. The presentation is designed for operators maintenance personnel and foremen, from upper management to the people that are running the jointer. The seminar is a practical hands on approach with over 30 computerized drawings of set-up procedures, from setting the joint to grinding heads.