Harrigan Lumber in Monroeville, Ala. is investing in a sawmill trimmer line from USNR to ramp up its production. Harrigan’s operation is a southern yellow pine dimensional lumber mill, and the new trimmer line is designed to operate at 150 lugs per minute.
The trimmer line includes a double trimmer unscrambler, ElectraTong lug loader with backlog controlled by the Milltrak lumber flow management system, Multi-Track fence, Clamshell line shaft trimmer, dual articulating Smart Gate, 62-bin pusher lug sorter, WinTally sorter management system, and Stick-N-Fork stacker system.
This line is scheduled to be installed in the fourth quarter.
U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…
By customer request Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc. is now offering the model 70E log flare butt reducer—designed and built with the same rugged quality as the LMR debarkers and all the Mellott product lines. Adding a log flare butt reducer to a mill infeed system will vastly reduce log handling problems…
USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…
George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…
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