Economics of Manufacturing Structural Lumber from Low- to Medium-Density Hardwoods.
Forest Service research paper,
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An economic assessment and comparison are given of two hypothetical sawmills that process structural lumber from low- to medium-density hardwoods using innovative processing techniques developed at FPL. One mill uses the Saw-Dry-Rip SDR process for manufacturing straight structural lumber from low- to medium-density hardwoods. The second mill uses SDR combined with the Edge-Glue-and-Rip EGAR process that enables the manufacture of any width of structural lumber even when using small logs. Both processes appear to be viable investment opportunities based on returns on investment. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems