Kiln Drying

Conventional and high-temperature drying of lumber can be performed in either a 1000-board-foot masonry kiln or a 1500-board-foot aluminum kiln.

The 1000-board-foot Masonry kiln was refitted in 2011 with new steam heat exchange loops and new variable frequency drive fan deck by SPI dry kilns.  The kiln can accommodate up to 12′ lumber for conventional or high-temperature drying.

We have also dried and conditioned materials for pelletization and enhanced CO2 tree biomass (twig and needle) research projects.