Growth rate was assessed through the number of growth rings per inch, while the drying procedures were evaluated for a conventional steam kiln using a standard schedule and a special low heat schedule with controlled air movement.
These specimens were dried using either a conventional steam kiln schedule or a special schedule utilizing low heat with air movement.
The low heat with air movement produces a slower drying rate than the conventional steam kiln using a standard kiln schedule.
Tour Highlight: The company's facilities include a fully-automated square mill with Grecon optimization saws, computerized lumber mill with voice-activated tallying, nine steam kilns
, eight vacuum kilns, three radio frequency kilns, six dehumidification kilns and a complete dimension plant operating three Weinig moulders.