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control in mills. In
these times of high-cost logs, it is increasingly important
that both large-log and small-log mills maximize the value
of the log and the lumber products through all phases of
the manufacturing process.
process so many logs, very small incremental improvements translate into a large
revenue improvement for a mill. For example, if a sawmill can reduce the size
that they cut the lumber in the sawmill by 0.030 inch, and still maintain final
grade requirements, that mill can increase its revenue anywhere from $300,000
to $500,000 per year!
Needless to say, the use of electronic log scanners and
computers to measure and saw the first cut has greatly improved the efficiency