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Western Wood Products Opens 2nd Plant

Company continues supplier relationship with Round Wood Systems for dowel mills RATON, New Mexico — Western Wood Products Inc. is not new to the post...

Subject: Tree-D Optimizer Retrofits to Chip-N-Saw Infeed

Tree-D Compact 3-D Optimization Retrofit Eliminates Costly Relocation of Upstream Log Handling Equipment NEW AUGUSTA, Miss. — Mark Parish did not expect to become the...

Sawmill Revival: Colorado Mill’s New High Speed Lease on Life

Montrose Forest Products revitalized with modern, high speed trimmer, sorter and stacker line.   While there has been a move toward consolidation among lumber producers there...

Collins Companies Upgrades Oregon Sawmill

Firm committed to conservation revamps mill with high tech optimization equipment. LAKEVIEW, Oregon — The Collins Companies, a group of inter-related forest industry businesses that...

Sawmill Process Begins with Bucking, Debarking

Alan Froome covers technological issues of bucking and debarking in a sawmill operation. Debarking and Bucking After trees are logged and delivered to the sawmill, the...

Downey’s First Move in Optimization Pays Off

Optimized edger from Valley Machine Works is paying dividends for T.P. Downey & Sons. HILLSBOROUGH, New Brunswick — Orville Downey started helping his father at...

JoeScan’s New JS-25 X6B Scanner Makes It Easier to Upgrade Obsolete Carriage Scanning Systems 

The JS-25 X6B was engineered to make it easy for optimizers and sawmills to upgrade obsolete carriage scanning systems, often reusing the existing scan...

Is Your Dry Kiln Wasting ENERGY?

Dennis Clay, a well known lumber drying consultant, has written a series concerning the waste of energy in kiln drying. The first part appeared...

Secondary Breakdown: Bandmills or Gangs

Alan Froome continues his discussion of sawmill ideas and methods and how they evolved, along with a review of some recent developments in sawmill...

Hankins Lumber Optimizes Grenada Mill

Mississippi sawmill benefits from Inovec YieldMaster StereoScan™3-D system at head rig GRENADA, Mississippi ­­— Hankins Lumber Co. decided in early 2003 that improvements to the...
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