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Investing in drying to keep up with demand

B.C.-based Richmond Plywood responded to a bottleneck in its operation by investing in new veneer dryer technology.

Managing moisture at Kalesnikoff Lumber

The Kalesnikoffs always knew that a key to successfully producing high-end wood products was to have proper drying procedures in place to ensure the correct moisture content levels.

Practicing proper drying to prevent warp

Proper handling and drying operation maintenance are key factors in reducing the severity and amount of wood warp.

Low-temperature drying system reduces energy consumption

Quebec-based timber drying company Secovac has partnered with KBI to launch their Kiln Booster system in Western Canada and the USA.

Preventing wood stains during kiln drying

FPInnovations discusses the problem of wood stains which has the potential of significantly downgrading and reducing the quality of lumber.
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Featured News 

EACOM adds Eastern Canada’s first continuous kiln

The Wellons Canada-installed continuous dry kiln at EACOM’s Timmins, Ont., operation has increased drying capacity and is expected to reach payback in less than two years. » Read more...

Equipment spotlight: Lumber kiln showcase

As such an integral part of a sawmilling operation, CFI has a rundown of new kiln technology for drying Canadian lumber. » Read more...
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Valutec is one of the world’s largest suppliers of drying equipment for the sawmill industry, with more than 4,000 lumber dry kilns delivered during nearly 100 years. As a driving force behind the wood drying industry’s technical advances, Valutec aims to be a symbol for modern lumber kilns, now and in the future. >> learn more...

Ten steps to successful drying

Drying expert and consultant Peter Garrahan’s 10 steps to successful drying include knowing your wood and choosing the right equipment for the job. » Read more...

Valutec seals major continuous kiln deal with sawmill

Not too long ago, Swedish-based kiln supplier Valutec managed to lock in a deal with Finnish sawmill Keitele Timber for six continuous dry kilns; one of the biggest deals of all time in the country’s sawmill market. » Read more...

New HDE dry kilns on the market

Heicor Enterprises, LLC introduced a new generation of kilns under the brand name HDE Dry Kilns to the North American market, supplying units from 500 BDFT to over 170,000 BDFT, in track or package loaded configurations. » Read more...
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OFIA's 75th annual meeting

February 28, 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
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Globe Forum Vancouver

March 14-16, 2018
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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International Mass Timber Conference

March 20-22, 2018
Location: Portland, Ore.
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