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MANUFACTURING

Logging

It starts with logging of private property and some federal land on the steep slopes of the Appalachian mountains. Modern logging technologies allow harvesting high quality hardwood not accessible before and produces only minimal impact on the environment.

 

 

Sawing

Logs are delivered to the Rutherfordton, North Carolina facility to be processed in the Parton saw mill. This modern mill included an 8-foot band head rig complemented by a twin-band horizontal resaw, a 10-inch double arbor gang saw and board edger providing Parton Lumber with high volume production capacity.   top

 

 

Drying

Some species are dipped in a stain and insect control solution. Lumber is then stacked using automatic stacks to reduce warping and other damage, and depending on species, placed in yards for air drying or sent to a kiln for curing. Twenty-nine kilns at the facility  have a total capacity of 2.5 million board feet.   top

 

 

Processing

A planing mill and re-manufacturing plant further processes to fit customer requirements. A thirty-eight thousand square foot dimension plant was built in 1974 to allow Parton Lumber to meet the needs of customers who require processed lumber products.   top

 

 

 

Inventory

13 million feet of dry storage enables Parton Lumber to maintain a large inventory of all grades and sizes of red and white oak, yellow poplar, pine and various Appalachian hardwoods. These choice woods are exported and sold to the domestic market. Railroad sidings at the facility and a fleet of company trucks expedite customer delivery.   top

 

 

 

Chipping

A new state-of-the-art pulp chip mill produces 250 thousand tons of pine or hardwood chips per year.   top

 

 

 

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