Since 1888, McDonough Manufacturing Co. has focused on providing durable sawmill machinery, while providing the efficiency and speed required by the modern sawmill. With a focus on band mills, carriages, resaws and edgers, McDonough also specializes in material handling, parts and custom solutions. From small projects to an entire sawmill, McDonough can meet your needs.
McDonough’s complete line of board edgers ranges from some of the fastest optimized edger systems in the world to manual edgers and combination edgers for smaller sawmills everywhere. Our OptiFit linear edger has become the most popular edger system for modern hardwood sawmills based on its ability to deliver exceptional yield, short payback and long-term durability based on our proven linear edger sawbox. Our gang edger selection suits the needs of any sawmill today, from the most rugged curve sawing gang available to help you recover the most from your crooked hickory and white oak logs to high speed thin-kerf gang solutions for your softwood mill, or a manually fed gang or combination edger to boost production.
From 54″ to 8′, McDonough bandmills are the standard all others are compared to. Our bandmills have time tested standard features like our exclusive Air Strain system, cartridge type pressure guides, cast iron wheels, hydraulic wheel lifts, saw cleaning and lubrication and Timken railroad car bearings that meet the test of time. Our carriages are designed with accuracy and ease of maintenance in mind with state-of-the-art features you will only find on a McDonough. Models to fit your operation with 36″, 42″, and 48″ openings and configured the way you need.
Our complete line of resaw choices and options including Linebar Resaws, Center Split Resaws, Twins, Quad and Horizontal Resaws, as well as a complete line of high speed infeeds, computerized setworks and operator cabs to fit your product and production needs.
McDonough Manufacturing supplies precision engineered and built material handling equipment of all types, for all applications. From lumber transfer decks to our MAXX Resaw Infeed, the fastest linebar feed system, McDonough can supply all of your material handling needs.
Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor, Timber Processing January/February 2024
Some of the smartest men and women in the industry have graced the pages of this magazine—and have won the award of Timber Processing Person of the Year. They’ve all been incredibly worthy of this recognition for innovation, commitment and love of the industry they serve. Perhaps none have been quite as innovative as the introverted sawmiller from Georgia named Levi Anderson Pollard, V, whose name is on two of the patents that changed the way the sawmilling world manufactures and dries lumber (and on so many other patents as well).
Walter Jarck, whose career in the forest products industry spanned 65 years and ranged from logging machinery to engineered wood products, died January 3, surrounded by his children, in North Wilkesboro, NC. He was 92.
Carbotech Group has acquired Sawquip, a manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of sawmill equipment for the primary and secondary breakdown of logs into lumber. This acquisition allows Carbotech Group to add on a new field of expertise, providing customers with innovative new solutions for lumber production. Sawquip’s innovative products include log turners and optimized log infeeds, chipping canters, twin and quad circular saw modules, as well as optimized gangs for controlled shape sawing, among others.
Rob Freres, president of Oregon-based Freres Engineered Wood, a manufacturer of lumber, veneer, plywood and mass timber, has thrown in his support for a lawsuit filed by the Oregon Trucking Assn. and three Oregon-based trucking companies against the state of Oregon for overcharging truckers under the weight-mile tax.
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