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Improvements Keep Pennyrile Sawmill On the Cutting Edge: Upgrades to Cleereman Headrig Include Scanning...

The company has made important upgrades to its head rig -- which runs a circular saw-and related improvements in recent years. Several key suppliers...

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...

New Plant Designs and Energy Concerns

Energy consultant Ralph Russell explains how installing equipment and setting it up right can improve your bottom line for years to come.   When it comes...

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...

New Mill Design Exceeds Production Expectations at Copiah Lumber

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Mississippi — One good experience often leads to another. For Craig Pyron and John Pyron, the co-owners of Copiah Lumber Company, Inc.,...

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...

Sawing for Grade Increases Value

Sawmill and Treating Insights How to produce the most value from a hardwood log is always an interesting topic of discussion at trade shows and...

Sawmill & Treating INSIGHTS: Upgrade Your Mill for Volume or Value?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Brian Bond is the newest regular columnist to join TimberLine. He is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech. Dr. Bond is...

Know the Value of Your Logs

Sawmill & Treating Insights for January 2007 Log costs make up approximately 60-70% of the total costs of a sawmilling operation; therefore, determining the appropriate...

Michigan Mill Upgrades, Optimizes Edger

Devereaux Sawmill Continues Improvements with Valley Machine Edger, USNR Optimization PEWAMO, Michigan — Optimizing an operating saw mill is a lot like refurbishing an inhabited...
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