KDS Windsor, Lumber Drying Technologies, (KDS) and The New York Blower Co. (NYB) have recently announced they are expanding manufacturing operations in Philadelphia, Miss. This joint venture is one of many investments in growth the past few years.
KDS currently has a plant in Hendersonville, NC, but decided to expand due to increased demand. This new facility will manufacture both new kilns, and provide service and replacement parts for existing kilns, ventilation systems and fans. The building in Philadelphia has 150,000 sq. ft. of indoor space, and 100,000 paved sq. ft. of outdoor storage. The outdoor storage space will serve KDS especially well as they assemble kiln components prior to shipment. The building includes significant overhead lifting capacity, furnished office space, and a recently upgraded power supply. Its layout meets the needs for both KDS and NYB with the opportunity for future expansion by both companies.
With the new facility in Mississippi, both companies will be able to increase manufacturing capability, diversify their labor force, and gain greater accessibility into Texas and the Southeast. This allows for quicker service, decreased lead times and less costly freight.
Hampton Lumber & Family Forests is pleased to announce the creation of a Hampton Lumber Scholarship endowment for Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC). The endowment will provide scholarships for students in TBCC’s forestry and manufacturing and industrial technology (MIT) programs…
USNR has announced the order of a complete sawmilling system to the Chilean company Foraction Chile. This highly advanced production line is designed to process radiata pine and will be installed at a greenfield site in the Los Rios region, about 800 km south of Santiago…
The Westervelt Company has announced a new Chief Operating Officer role, to be filled by Cade Warner effective January 1, 2023. Warner is currently Chief Sustainability Officer for Westervelt. In his new role, he will be responsible for the five business operations of The Westervelt Co.—Forest Resources…
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