Flat, Bright & Dry
We set the standard for some of the best drying practices in the industry. It takes time and extra effort, but we believe that it is worth it. Below are a few of the ways that we express our commitment to product quality:
We ensure that each piece of lumber receives the maximum level of support and stability possible while drying. Stickers and bolsters are placed on 12” centers and weighted concrete roofs are placed over every stack. Stacks of lumber also receive a 2” thick bottom course, providing a solid foundation and preventing the lumber from waffling.
Narrow bolsters and Breeze Dried™ sticks are used to eliminate shadow or stain during drying. Low temperature kiln schedules are also used to maintain the bright appearance of the wood, both inside and out.
State-of-the-art SII computerized controllers are used to carefully monitor and adjust each kiln, and experienced operators monitor kiln performance continuously. Once the lumber had been properly dried and stress relieved, lumber is stored indoors in our modern 31,500 SF warehouse.