Our line 1 is comprised of state of the art equipment from LICO. We have a Newman S-382, a Lucidyne 3D Scanner, an end trim saw, a high speed optimized gang rip saw and a finishing planer all in sync to serve you. Classic American Hardwoods is proud to boast technology, for you, that is mostly superior to the industry. The technology has allowed us to be extremely efficient, moving 120,000 board-feet per day, but most importantly, accurate. With less labor invested into our lumber, we are able to produce exactly what you and your customer need as efficiently and accurately as possible.
48 Stacking Bays
Each lumber puller pulls into one of our 48 stacking bays. Having so many allows for all types of sorting in order to accommodate our customers diverse needs.
Line 2 is our finishing line where various millwork operations are performed. Line 2 is used to surface lumber to a finished thickness using a Newman S-970 planer. Additionally, there is an early model 8 head 7 inch Weinig moulder that is used to run S4S material and other flooring and trim profiles. We have 2, a 24 inch and 36 inch, Mereen-Johnson gang rip saws that are used to rip lumber to customer specific widths. There are also 2 Diehl straight line rip machines that are used to put a clear edge on the sides of lumber. Line 2 is capable of processing 45,000 board-feet per day.
Green lumber shipments are received daily on flat bed trucks into our green lumber yard which is location next to our two green lumber stackers. Here, lumber is stored until it is scheduled to be stacked and then placed on the air drying yard. Our green yard has the capacity to store 700,000 board-feet of green lumber and to stack 120,000 board-feet per day.
Once lumber has reached the proper moisture content on the air drying yard, it is placed in one of our 16 kilns. We optimize drying capacity through the use of eight package kilns and eight track kilns, totaling a drying capacity of 1,000,025 board-feet. All 16 kilns are powered using two 300 horsepower fire tube boilers. The boilers are fueled through the collection of dust from all millwork operations on the plant.
The boilers are used to create steam through burning sawdust to heat water to create steam. All of the energy needed to heat the boilers comes from our millwork through dust collection systems. The two 300 Horsepower boilers are capable of providing sufficient heat to all of our 16 dry kilns.
S382 primary roughing planer
Optimized 3D scanner
Only ones in the WORLD to have this software
Reads every board accurately up to 1/64th of an inch
LICO double ended trim saw
High speed rip saw
Secondary S282 planer
Allows ripped product to be surfaced on line
Matthews Ink jet marking system
Prints grade on top of board, each end
Eliminates paint booth
48 Bay sorting line
Handles all- rough, surfaced, width sorted, color sorted, gang ripped and straight line ripped product combinations
Vision Tally with inline scale
Extreme precision laser tallying system
Fromm automatic banding machine