Lumber Handling Articles

  • Pulp & paper case study - British Columbia Sawmill

    Smart Elbow® Excels for Pulp & Paper There were several reasons that a British Columbia, Canada, sawmill chose the Smart Elbow for installation in a new pneumatic conveying system. Due to the potentially abrasive nature of wood chips and dust when conveyed pneumatically, plant engineering designed the new system to perform without necessitating the repair and replacement chores ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Lumber liquidators raid shows companies need to heed U.S. Lacey Act

    U.S. federal authorities recently executed search warrants at two Virginia facilities belonging to Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in the United States. Lumber Liquidators said in a press release last month that the raids were related “to the importation of certain ...

  • Lumber company expedites shipping procedures

    Pukall Lumber Company, located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, is a family-owned and operated wood products manufacturer. The business is two-pronged; the sawmill was founded in 1937 and later a retail building supply was added to sell lumber and other building materials to area builders. Pukall handles red and white pine logs primarily, sawing them into accurate dimension lumber for the construction ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Wood briquettes with an innovative form

    Briquetting has allowed one wood processing firm to optimise its strategy for increasing value and has led to the creation of a new line of business. Robeta OHG operates a saw mill in Brandenburg, Germany. The company processes around 280,000m3 of pine wood a year, which is sourced exclusively in the forests of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Instead of selling on loose ...

  • SRS Crisafulli`s Rugged Roots in Montana

    SRS Crisafulli's Rugged Roots in Montana SRS Crisafulli's employees are a mix of deep rooted Montanan families, returned children and transplants.  It seems those who find themselves here share common goals and ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Case study: OSB product improvement

    Challenge Customer required a process to separate the low grade lumber “fines” and smaller pieces of wood chips from the more desirable large OSB (Oriented Strand Board) strands to increase the quality and strength of their finished product. Approach GK was contacted to create a new process solution when traditional screening solutions did not ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Popularity of reclaimed materials rises in Reno-Tahoe

    It aint exactly hugging a tree. But it's pretty darn close. While solar, wind and hybrid technology typically get most of the attention for going green, using reclaimed lumber and construction materials is one green trend that tree huggers still will appreciate. And apparently, it's a trend that's growing. Scott Gillespie, principal designer for Tahoe City-based design firm Sandbox ...

  • A safer approach to handling mulch

    As with any industrial equipment the safe use of front-end loaders is the responsibility of operators and fellow employees. Site-specific training is necessary to ensure safety at any job site, but where mulch is concerned, safety requires knowledge of many more variables. Attention to surroundings just scratches the surface. And with mulch, even scratching the surface of a stockpile with a ...

  • Regional Roundup

    NATIONAL PRESS CLUB DIVERTS FOOD WASTEThe National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, D.C. started diverting its pre and postconsumer food waste to composting in September. Working with EnviRelation, an organics hauler, NPC has achieved a 75 percent volume reduction in waste, filling one instead of four 16-cubic foot containers per day with trash. This is expected to equal two tons of food waste ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The evolution of deconstruction

    Deconstructing, as opposed to demolishing, abandoned buildings will revitalize our cities by reducing waste, creating green jobs, providing high-quality recycled materials for new construction, and more. Neil Seldman UNDER a research grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources in l999, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) researched deconstruction as a community ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nashville firm proves music city is also mulch city

    In the realm of wood waste processors, at first glance there could barely be a less likely candidate to make a contribution to the industry than Tony Emmanuel. Prior to his coming to the U.S. some 20 years ago, the South Africa native had neither seen nor heard of mulch. A fortunate turn of events, however, steered him toward co-ownership of what was, at the time, the by-products division of one ...


  • Organic and Environmentally Friendly Lowe Products Company, Inc.

    Untitled Document SHEPARDSTOWN, WV – From top-quality mulch to the richest soils, every product sold by Shepardstown, WV-based Lowe Products Company, Inc. is . Founded in 1972 by John and Betty ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Deconstruction Fits the Bill for Businesses

    While deconstruction has become a hot topic in the recycling and demolition industries lately, it is anything but a new discovery. Salvaging materials from buildings has been going on for a very long time. Just a few decades ago, some demolition contractors only did hand wrecking of buildings, selling the reusable materials. As construction firms’ interest in speed overshadowed the value of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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