The online newspaper for the forest products industry including loggers, sawmills, remanufacturers and secondary wood processors.
 
  Web Articles   Digital Editions
Digital Edition Archives

 

About TimberLine


October 2014 TimberLine
View the current
digital edition

RSS Feed for current month articles RSS Feed for
Current Articles


What is RSS and
how do I use it?


Advertising Works!


I9 Processing & Immigration Issues

List all articles
published in:

2011   2010   2009  

Search Article Database
by Category
Industry Calendar
Request a Media Kit
Subscribe to TimberLine
Timber Search
Book Store
Link To Us
Site Map

Lumber Drying

  Canfor Gets the Best Value for its Investment USNR’s Counter-Flow Kiln Uses Less Energy, Delivers Better Quality Lumber - The new kiln is configured to use steam energy now, with the ability to switch over to a direct-fired process in the future.  (7/1/2014)

  Nova Dry Kiln Moving to Larger Facility in Louisville, KY - The new manufacturing facility is approximately 30,000 square feet.  (7/1/2014)

  Wagner Moisture Meters Ensure Proper Drying Kiln Dry Basics: What That Means for Wood and Moisture Content - Kiln Dry Basics: What That Means for Wood and Moisture Content.  (7/1/2014)

  Lignomat Offers NEW Kiln Control Software... - The secure, open source product and tools requires no additional software installation.  (7/1/2014)

  Brunner-Hildebrand Conventional Kilns Prove Perfect Match for Sunco Industries, Inc. - Custom lumber-drying operation will increase kiln capacity to 300,000 board feet.  (7/1/2013)

  Treating Company Adds Drying Capacity: Savannah Wood Preserving Co. Turns to Kiln-direct.com for New Kiln - Savannah Wood Preserving Co. adds drying capacity, turns to Kiln-direct.com for new unit.   (7/1/2013)

  Cooper Machine Now Provides Incomac Drying Systems - Cooper Machine partners with Incomac Drying Systems to provide service and machines to the U.S. market.   (7/1/2013)

  Pacific Wood Preserving Continues Its Legacy: New USNR Pole Kiln Quadruples Drying Capacity - Pacific Wood Preserving fixes treatment bottleneck with new USNR kiln, quadruples drying capacity.  (7/1/2013)

  Utility Watch By SII Dry Kilns - SII “Utility Watch” reduces power consumption and electricity costs by adjusting kiln fan speed during periods of peak energy demand.   (7/1/2013)

  Windsor, KDS and Now Wellons Team Together to Offer Continuous Drying Kilns (CDK) Across North America - The extended CDK cycle begins as cold, wet lumber entering the kiln on the near track from the left. As lumber moves through the kiln chambers, it is slowly preheated, heated and dried, and then slowly cooled and conditioned. This happens on both tracks as lumber enters from opposite ends. The wet lumber serves to cool and condition the dried lumber, while the dried lumber serves to preheat the incoming wet lumber. In the middle chamber, lumber is heated and dried on both tracks.  (7/1/2013)

  Lignomat Offers Versatility and Customized Scheduling to Improve Drying Performance - Lignomat’s freely programmable drying schedules can be time-based or moisture-content-based determined by moisture control (MC) probe or sample scale integration.  (7/1/2013)

  BOLDesigns Offers Top-Notch Construction, Engineering and Features for Drying Lumber and Pallets - BOLDesigns dry kiln build concepts include design qualities like smooth interior walls, wall-to-wall heating coils without gaps, center pipe from the control header, solid cast reversible aluminum fans, automatically raised baffles, and patented Wet-Air™ venting.   (7/1/2013)

  Nyle Announces Next Generation Dry Kiln Control System - This new control system allows the kiln operator to dry their lumber using the drying method of their choice, set an automated schedule and monitor and control the chamber remotely through a secure Internet connection from a cell-phone, tablet or computer if they wish.  (7/1/2013)

  Wagner Meters Welcomes Stimson Lumber to the Omega Family - Designed for the rugged demands of a lumber mill, Wagner’s Omega in-line moisture measurement system with kiln drying analysis software provides the ability for a mill to better track the drying performance of its kilns.  (7/1/2013)

  Moisture Measurement in Primary Lumber Mills - A look at the importance of measurement and management of lumber moisture content, and resources available to view information on the lumber drying process.  (6/1/2013)

  Brunner Hildebrand Debuts GreenKilns and Continuous Kilns in the USA - Besides improving drying quality, technological developments from Brunner Hildebrand has cut energy costs and reduced climate emissions associated with lumber drying. Global leader in drying technology looks to increase its presence in North America, especially with continuous drying kilns designed especially for large sawmills and lumber producers.   (6/1/2013)

  Pike Lumber Company Relies Upon Brunner-Hildebrand Dry Kilns to Dry Highly Acidic Oaks It Ships “Pike Brand Hardwoods” around the World - Pike Lumber Company has built its lumber drying and products around Brunner-Hildebrand dry kilns. Pike ships Pike Brand Hardwoods around the world. The company has 37 operating dry kilns and six new ones being installed.  (7/3/2012)

  Drumm’s Sawmill Prospers in Niche Lumber kiln from Kiln-Direct.com paying off for company in upstate NY - Lumber kiln from Kiln-Direct.com is paying off for Drumm’s Sawmill, a softwood sawmill with niche products in upstate New York.  (7/3/2012)

  Lashway Lumber Uses a Vacutherm Dryer to Ramp Up its Business - Lashway Lumber has a successful history with a Cleereman sawmill as an industrial lumber producer in Williamsburg, MA. The addition of a Vacutherm vacuum kiln has opened an entirely new marketplace for the company.  (7/3/2012)

  In-Line Systems for Moisture Measurement: Optimizing Kiln Performance with Statistical Feedback - Post-kiln moisture measurement of all of your incoming lumber prior to further processing provides the greatest insight into how efficiently and effectively your kiln operations are drying.  (7/3/2012)

  Smithco’s Airflow Modeling Takes the Heat off Dry Kiln Owners - Smithco’s Airflow Modeling Takes the Heat off Dry Kiln Owners  (7/3/2012)

  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 in the April 2012 issue. The conclusion is printed  (5/1/2012)

  Brunner Hildebrand Expands U.S. Service Capabilities, Lands New Orders - Brunner Hildebrand, which is a leader in vacuum technology for drying lumber, has made major moves to solidify its place in the North American market.   (5/1/2012)

  Is Your Dry Kiln Wasting ENERGY? - Dennis Clay, a well known lumber drying consultant, has written a three part series concerning the waste of energy in kiln drying. Parts 1 and 2 are printed here with part 3 scheduled for the May issue. He has an interesting way of presenting the alternate heat/dump cycle drying concept, sometimes called “dump cycle drying”,that he is promoting.  (4/1/2012)

  Morgan Lumber Gains Speed and Energy Efficiency with USNR Counter Flow Kiln - USNR Counter Flow Kiln dries as much as 1.5 million board feet per week at Morgan Lumber and has the capacity to dry 100,000 board feet more.  (7/1/2011)

  Pine Lumber Mill in Granite State Verifies Moisture in Planed Boards with Wagner’s Omega System - Wagner moisture measurement system assures correct moisture content to the exacting standards of King Forest Industries’ Eastern white pine lumber..  (7/1/2011)

  Gilkey Lumber Expedites Drying Process with SII Design Pre-dryers - : In an effort to minimize standing inventory, Gilkey Lumber has added three SII Design pre-dryers to expedite their drying process. Drying time for their oak production has been shortened from 90 days to 30 days allowing for quicker turnover of product.  (7/1/2011)

  Kiln Direct Helps Abeel Custom Millwork Master the Details - Jack Abeel’s Custom Millwork provides highly specialized wood products for historic building restoration; his clients include Colonial Williamsburg. One of the challenges of his work is finding and procuring the right species and sizes of wood for specific needs. To facilitate that, he purchased a Kiln-Direct kiln to give him more control over this aspect of his work.  (7/1/2011)

  Brunner Hildebrand Presents “Green” Lumber Drying – Not Only for the Environment’s Sake - Brunner Hildebrand''s Green-KilnR interconnection process allows recuperating heat more efficiently among the chambers. This technology focuses on reducing the energy consumption involved in the dry kilning process.  (7/1/2011)

  Next Generation Dry Kilns – Why Modern Computer Controls and Energy Efficient Kilns are the Future - Why Modern Computer Controls and Energy Efficient Kilns are the Future.  (2/1/2011)

  Claude Howard Lumber Upgrades With USNR - Bill Howard of Claude Howard Lumber has done a modernization project every year since the late 1980s. All of the mill's optimization comes from USNR. Staying on top of techonology has helped increase yield, improve production, and make the company more competitive.  (7/1/2010)

  Carl Diebold Lumber Company Simplifies Kiln Drying with Wagner Electronics MC-4000 Monitors - The Wagner Electronics MC-4000 In-Kiln Moisture Measurement System does more than simplify kiln drying at Carl Diebold Lumber Company; it also makes the drying process more economical.  (7/1/2010)

  E.R. Hinman and Sons Finds a Great Match in Small Kiln-direct Lumber Kiln - E.R. Hinman and Sons, Inc. sees its small lumber kiln from Kiln-direct as key tool for vertical integration. Adding value to lumber on site, the company extracts more profit from fiber.  (7/1/2010)

  Wireless Lignomat Probe System for Lumber Drying - Lignomat has developed wireless probe systems to make kiln drying more efficient and user-friendly.   (7/1/2010)

  Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’ in Lumber Drying: Wagner Electronics Offers New Statistical Process Control Methodology for Building Profits - Wagner Electronics – ‘Sweet Spot’ Statistical Process Control for Kiln-Dried Lumber  (7/1/2009)

  Georgia Pine Mill Transitions into Hardwoods: Kiln-direct Dry Kilns Help Cline & Sons Position Itself into the Hardwood Market - Cline Lumber – Georgia Mill Transitions to Hardwoods with Kiln-Direct  (7/1/2009)

  Kiln Upgrades Boost Anthony Timberlands: Hardwood Operations at Arkansas Company Reap Benefits of Unitemp Dry Kilns - Anthony Timberlands – Hardwood Operations Upgrade with Unitemp Dry Kilns  (7/1/2009)

  Diversity, Flexibility Keys for Surviving: Vacutherm Lumber Drying Kilns Also Help Distinguish Iowa’s River City Hardwoods - River City Hardwoods – Vacutherm Dry Kilns Benefit Iowa Company  (7/1/2009)

  New Kiln Boosts Efficiency, Lumber Quality -- Bibler Brothers Lumber Turns to Uni Temp, Tinsley Consulting for Continuous Dry Kiln System - Bibler Brothers Lumber – Uni Temp, Tinsley Consulting Supply Continuous Dry Kiln System  (12/1/2008)

  New Mathematical Model Improves Lumber Drying: Wagner Electronic Products Implementing Process for Greater Accuracy in Kiln-Drying - Supplier Makes Strides in Improving Accuracy in Kiln-Drying.  (7/1/2008)

  Wagner Developing New Drying Program: Moisture Management Grade Recovery Program Will Utilize Patented Mathematical Model - Supplier Makes Strides in Improving Accuracy in Kiln-Drying  (7/1/2008)

  Making Old ‘New’ and the New Look Old: Virginia Company Remanufacturing Antique Lumber into Flooring Adds Kiln-Direct Dry Kilns - Kiln-direct Aids Virginia Company  (7/1/2008)

  Ohio Company Adds, Expands Dry Kilns: Walnut Creek Planing Uses Nova Dry Kilns to Produce High Quality Hardwood Components - Ohio Business Uses Nova Kilns to Produce High Quality Hardwood  (7/1/2008)

  Beyond Drying: Integrated, Mill-Wide, Moisture Measurement & Control - SCS Forest Products: New data integration and barcoding capability to achieve next level of efficiency and yield.  (7/1/2008)

  Hawaiian Ranch Reclaims Old Wood: Lignomat Wireless System Enables Company to Monitor Lumber Drying Process in Solar Kiln - Lignomat Enables Company to Monitor Lumber Drying  (8/1/2007)

  Limington Lumber Positioned for the Future - Maine Company Manufacturing Eastern White Pine Relies on USNR for Kiln-Drying  (7/1/2007)

  Oak Market Prompts Change at Gebhardt - Missouri Sawmill Adds Dry Kiln from Kiln Direct to Preserve Green Inventory, Add Value  (7/1/2007)

  Vermont Company Focused on Flooring - Lathrop Maple Supply Likes Energy Efficiency, Easy Operation of Nova Dry Kilns  (7/1/2007)

  Sawmill and Treating Insights: Options for Small Scale Drying Operations - Many small sawmill operations look to lumber drying as a way to add value to their product and to gain entrance to new markets. Let’s face it; most purchasers of small volumes of lumber want a dried product.   (6/1/2007)

  Edwards Wood Products Keeps Improving - Diverse Company, Making Lumber and Pallets, Adds SII Pre-Dryer to Increase Throughput - Diverse Company, Making Lumber and Pallets, Adds SII Pre-Dryer to Increase Throughput  (7/1/2005)

  Wisconsin Mill Maintains Growth in Drying - Lakeshore Forest Products Adds Nyle Equipment to Shorten Conditioning Time - Lakeshore Forest Products Adds Nyle Equipment to Shorten Conditioning Time  (7/1/2005)

  Linden Lumber Makes Progress, Prosperous - Upgrades at Alabama Company Include Wagner Moister Meters, American Wood Dryers Kilns - Upgrades at Alabama Company Include Wagner Moister Meters, American Wood Dryers Kilns  (7/1/2005)

  Louisiana Company Continues to Grow - Kiln-Direct Key Supplier for Drying Operations; New Mill Equipped by Ligna Machinery - Kiln-Direct Key Supplier for Drying Operations; New Mill Equipped by Ligna Machinery  (7/1/2005)

  TBM Hardwoods Adding Kiln Capacity - USNR Dry Kilns, Kiln Boss Control System Critical to Pennsylvania Company’s Operations - USNR Dry Kilns, Kiln Boss Control System Critical to Pennsylvania Company’s Operations  (7/1/2005)

  Father, Son Launch Hardwood Drying Operation - Cussewago Hardwoods chooses 2 kilns from Koetter for Pennsylvania hardwoods  (7/2/2004)

  Northwest Company Improves Lumber Value - Two Cedar Mills Turn to Lignomat for Computerized Kiln Controls and In-Line Moisture Meters  (7/1/2003)

  Kentucky Family Mill Expands into Drying - Reinthaler & Sons Sawmill Picks Koetter Dry Kiln as It Ventures into Adding Value to Lumber by Drying  (7/1/2003)

  Proper Drying Is Important At Merritt Brothers - Company's kilns utilize electronics system for comprehensive monitoring to control lumber quality.   (7/8/2002)

  Peavey Has Come Long Way Since Namesake Tool - Proper drying is essential for Maine company producing dowels and long handles.   (7/8/2002)

  Log Home Builder Turns to Milling Components - Manufacturer of log home parts, takes do-it-yourself approach to drying operations with Kiln-Direct.  (7/8/2002)

  Dansville Companies Complement Each Other - Koetter dry kiln enables New York lumber firm to add more value to its varied wood products.   (7/8/2002)

  Portable Mill Owner Added Kiln to Add Value - Oak Leaf Wood 'N Supplies: Portable Mill Owner Added Nyle Kiln to Add Value  (3/1/2001)

  McCready Finding Success in Treated Lumber -   (3/1/2001)

  Energy Costs Put Focus on Kiln Heat Recovery -   (3/1/2001)

  Sawmills Add Drying As Industry Changes - Dehumidificaion - Technology from Nyle Dry Kilns Helps Sawmills Add Drying Operations  (3/1/2000)

  Constant Venting is Heart of Koetter Technology - Constant Venting - Koetter Dry Kiln Method to Remove Moist Air at Heart of Its Approach to Drying Lumber  (3/1/2000)

© Copyright 2014, IndustrialReporting, Inc.
10244 Timber Ridge Dr., Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 550-0323 or FAX (804) 550-2181
Terms of Use     Contact our Staff