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Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) can be characterized by localized regions of high-moisture-content wood, often referred to as wet pockets, and uneven drying conditions may occur when lumber of higher and lower moisture content is mixed together in a dry kiln. The primary objective of…
Author(s): David L. Nicholls, Allen M. Brackley, Travis Allen
Keywords: Western hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla, lumber, drying, sawmill, moisture content, Alaska
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-530. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 8 p
Year: 2003
The inadequate transportation infrastructure and undeveloped markets for sawmill residues in southeast Alaska are among the factors that limit the use of this forest resource. This study considers the potential use of sawmill residues to supply two bioenergy systems that would produce thermal…
Author(s): David L. Nicholls, John I. Zerbe, Richard D. Bergman, Peter M. Crimp
Keywords: Biomass, wood energy, lumber drying, wood residues, sawmill, Alaska
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-152. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 14 pages
Year: 2004
This report looks at solid wood product recovery based on the results of 23 studies conducted from April 1997 to July 1999 of 22 sawmills in Alaska (during these years, these mills represented over 90 percent of the State’s annual lumber production). Results for all mills studied within the State…
Author(s): Kenneth A. Kilborn
Keywords: Alaska, sawmill, lumber, product recovery, forest products
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-544. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 15 p
Year: 2002
In this study we examine regional differences in the hardwood timber resources of Pennsylvania and explain how the combined changes in this resource and in lumber prices have influenced regional lumber production. Isolation of these relationships is important because shifts in lumber production…
Author(s): William G. Luppold, Matthew S. Bumgardner, Matthew S. Bumgardner
Keywords: hardwood, sawmill, sawtimber
Source: In: Alavalapati, Janaki R.R.; Carter, Douglas R., eds. Competitiveness of southern forest products markets in a global economy: trends and redictions, proceedings of the Southern Forest Economics Workshop 2004; 2004 March 14-16; St. Augustine, FL. School of Forest Resources Conservation, University of Florida: 60-69.
Year: 2005
The Cost of Sawing Timber (COST) Module calculates the cost of operations per minute and per thousand board feet for a hardwood sawmill. It may be used independently or as a source of cost information for use in sawmill efficiency software such as the SOLVE program. Cost figures are calculated on…
Author(s): A. Jefferson, Jr. Palmer, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, Robert W. Mayer, Robert W. Mayer
Keywords: sawmill, software, operating cost, SOLVE, efficiency
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-338. Newtwon Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 18 p. [Includes CD-ROM].
Year: 2005
In this study, we examine regional differences in the hardwood timber resources of Pennsylvania and how the combined changes in inventory volume, forest composition, and lumber prices have influenced regional lumber production. Isolation of these relationships is important because shifts in lumber…
Author(s): William G. Luppold, Matthew S. Bumgardner
Keywords: Hardwood, lumber, sawmill, sawtimber
Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 23(2):87-93
Year: 2006
This report documents a technical assistance trip to four community-owned forests and associated sawmill and secondary processing operations in the vicinities of Durango and Oaxaca, Mexico. The products and processes of these enterprises are described, and recommendations for improvement are…
Author(s): Roland Hernandez, Michael C. Wiemann
Keywords: Ejido, bosque comunal, sawmill, Durango, Oaxaca, Mexico, Pinus, Quercus
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-167. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 14 pages
Year: 2006
The LOg ReCovery Analysis Tool (LORCAT) was developed to enable researchers and mill personnel to examine the impact and relationships among various factors that influence hardwood mill recovery. LORCAT is a spreadsheet-based tool that was developed for use with the Microsoft Excel® or LibreOffice…
Author(s): Edward R. Thomas, Urs Buehlmann, Debbie Conner
Keywords: sawmill, yield, recovery, application, simulation, hardwood
Source: Res. Pap. NRS-33. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 9 p.
Year: 2021
The objective of this study was to better understand changes in the hardwood lumber supply chain from the perspective of lumber producers and distributors and to assess the degree of judgmental convergence between suppliers and buyers of hardwood lumber. Results from two nationwide surveys…
Author(s): Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann, Matthew Bumgardner, Robert Smith
Keywords: hardwood lumber, sawmill, supply chain, lumber yards, distribution
Source: BioResources. 9(4):6527-6539.
Year: 2014
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