Sawmill Case Studies: Hardwood :

  Sawmill Expands Services During Recession - Johnson Lumber saw an opportunity to expand their services during the recession. The family-owned sawmill capitalized on lower machinery prices to add new value-added services to their offerings.   (5/1/2012)

  Struggling Sawmill Finds Key to Success - Ohio Valley Veneer Uses Wood-Mizer Industrial Equipment To Saw High-grade Walnut  (9/6/2011)

  McDowell Lumber Builds Pallet Manufacturing Business on Rayco Nailing Machines: Recent Improvements Include Brewco Gangsaw Line and Copper Scragg Mill - McDowell Lumber nails its pallet on three Rayco Pallet Pro nailing systems. Expansion of pallet lumber manufacturing capacity includes a Brewco gang saw line and a brand new Cooper end dogging overhead scragg mill.  (9/1/2010)

  Hawkeye Forest Products Keeps Sharp Eye on Costs, Looks Forward to 2010: Wisconsin Hardwood Lumber Producer Hopeful for Rebound Next Spring - Hawkeye Forest Products: Wisconsin hardwood lumber producer is hopeful for rebound next spring; company specializes in black walnut.  (10/1/2009)

  Father-Son Team Combines Custom Stairs with Low-Grade Hardwood - Dugan Wood Products: Two Illinois men find it makes good business sense for them to have a couple of very different market areas – building custom stairs and running a small hardwood sawmill.  (5/1/2009)

  Oklahoma Hardwood Mill Finds Now Is Opportune Time to Enter Pallet Market: Fourth Generation Company Stays Small, Nimble to Survive - Gray’s Sawmill: Oklahoma hardwood sawmill company has remained a family business for four generations by being small, nimble, and finds now is a good time to enter the pallet arena.  (4/1/2009)

  McDowell Lumber & Pallet Committed to Aggressive, Continuous Improvement: North Carolina Company Operates Hardwood Sawmill, Pallet Plant - McDowell Lumber: North Carolina company, which operates a hardwood sawmill and pallet manufacturing facilities, is committed to aggressive and continuous improvement.  (6/1/2008)

  Sawmill & Treating Insights: Curve Sawing Low-Grade Hardwoods - Approximately one-third of hardwood saw logs have a significant amount of sweep and that 7% to almost 40% of the yield is lost from logs that have greater than 1 inch of sweep.  (4/1/2008)

  Big G Wood Products Plans to Grow by Adding Value, Heat-Treating Services - Big G Wood Products: Arkansas pallet recycling veteran launches scragg mill; Timberland Machinery Big Jake scragg saw powers production of deck boards at Big G Wood Products.  (10/1/2007)

  West Va. Forest Products Survives Market Shift With Transition to Specialty Pallet Stock: Serves Industrial Lumber Users - West Va. Forest Products: Company survives market shifts by transitioning into manufacturing specialty pallet stock; W. Va. Forest Products positioned to serve industrial lumber users.  (4/1/2007)

  SPEC Wood & Marketing Solutions— Keeping Pallet Plants Supplied With Canadian Cut Stock - SPEC: Quebec-based SPEC Wood & Marketing Solutions specializes in supplying pallet lumber to recyclers and pallet manufacturers for new and combo pallets.  (3/1/2007)

  Diversification and Vertical Integration Help Shield Company from Market Drops - Highlights from 2004 Articles  (1/3/2005)

  Yoder Lumber Co. Makes Transition to Grade Lumber from Pallet Industry - Ohio Family Business Moves into Dimension Lumber and Furniture Stock  (8/1/2004)

  Weaber Lumber is a Thriving Leader in Hardwood Industry - Company Has Been Leader in Growing Market for S4S Poplar  (7/1/2004)

  Pennsylvania Mill Stays Focused Cutting Rail Ties, Pallet Cants, Grade Lumber - Railroad Ties Are Important Product of Keystone State Mill  (7/1/2004)

  Small Wisconsin Mill Specializes in Sawing High Grade Lumber - Go-Fast Grade Resaw Lets G&G Lumber Boost Production, Recovery  (10/1/2003)

  Ohio Sawmill Supplies Hardwood Cut Stock For Pallet Manufacturers - Dash Sawmill started out of growing tree service business.  (4/1/2003)

  Gilkey Lumber Enters Next Phase of Optimization - Gilkey Lumber optimizing controls at edger  (10/1/1999)

  Pendu Line Boosts Missouri Pallet Cut Stock Company - When a Missouri pallet cut stock company wanted to increase production, it turned to Pendu Manufacturing Inc. for a new production line featuring two gang saws.   (5/1/1999)