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