Accession Number:

ADA129449

Title:

Economics of Manufacturing Structural Lumber from Low- to Medium-Density Hardwoods.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE