Horizon Sawmill Tour: Kiln Drying
See how the mill dries lumber in six massive state-of-the-art kilns, in part three of this exclusive video tour.
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Meet George Terbovich and his crew at Horizon Wood Products, a hardwood sawmill operation in western Pennsylvania. Founded in 1975, Horizon specializes in supplying veneers and sawn logs to European markets. American Black Cherry is the mill’s “signature” species.
These exclusive videos take you through all the steps involved in transforming hardwood logs into lumber. You’ll see how the log manager “reads” each log, marking it with a flitch line–the best place for the all-important first cut. You’ll see the debarking and sawing operations. You’ll also see freshly sawn boards drying in one of the mill’s six massive kilns. And you’ll learn about the mill’s Evergreen Initiative, what Terbovich calls “practical, logical, and thrifty” manufacturing processes.