Planer Mill & Distribution Center
The finishing operations facility allows us to serve our customers throughout the U.S. based on their specific needs, whether it is special moisture requirements, multiple patterns or unique moulder finishes.
The filing room in the sawmill is one of the best-equipped in the industry. All band saws are tipped with Stellite, which is the material of choice for White Pine. Once tipped, the saws pass by a computer-controlled automatic leveler, face grinder and side grinder before entering the mill. Variable pitch and depth saws are used to assist in the elimination of torn grain in the mill.
We boast a technologically advanced sawmill complex, and our push toward modernization ensures an accurate and consistent product for our customers. We seek to get the most out of each pine log, and optimization occurs throughout the mill at every key manufacturing station. Lewis Controls are used at the primary breakdown site to scan all the logs that enter the mill. All round edge boards pass thru a PHL Optimized Edger with Autolog scanners to ensure accurate width lumber. A fully automatic FinScan grader was installed to ensure that customers receive a consistent product. This system has been used in Europe for years, but this was the first installation on white pine in North America (in 2004).