Tom Wiedemeier is the owner of Wiedemeier Wood Dryers, LLC and the inventor of the HT Sanitizer machine. Tom also is the owner of Thomas Wiedemeier Sawmill in Porterfield, Wisconsin, a 4th generation family-owned business. One of Wiedemeier Sawmill’s key products was firewood and the business had major accounts in Illinois. Due to the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and regulations for heat-treating firewood before transporting across state lines drove the idea, design, and creation of a firewood heat treating machine in March 2008. TWS made the first version of a pallet heat treat system for a local pallet manufacturer customer of TWS for obtaining ISPM-15 in 2011. A 2nd machine was made in 2012 and leased it to a pallet company and in 2014 the machine was moved to another pallet company due to a kiln malfunction. In 2015 Tom’s son, Troy, started transitioning in to take over running the Sawmill business. In the 2nd half of 2016, Tom’s primary focus shifted to building the HT Sanitizer business and Tom on-boarded the first resources to begin to grow the business.