Production Improvements Result in Enhanced Walnut Lumber Quality in Leitchfield

It is a common sentiment in the business world that if you are not improving you are often left behind. That is why we are always looking for new ways to either better serve our customers or improve our product offerings. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the upgrades made to our Walnut stock at our Leitchfield, KY concentration yard.

Some of the improvements we have made are:  DSC3390

Tighter Wane Restriction. We have put more stringent standards regarding wane in our improved Walnut offering. This provides more square ends, eliminates saddleback wane, increases yield, and offers a much more visual appealing board.  

Improved Steaming. The methods in which we steam our Walnut have been tweaked. Our new steaming process allows us to provide a Walnut product that is even more consistent and uniform in color. 

Increased widths. The widths on this new Walnut offering are improved as well. With 5” and wider widths before drying and 4.5” and wider after Kiln Drying.  

Improved Drying. We have also improved our drying standards for this product. By changing the drying schedule to increase venting, it has resulted in the lumber being dried flatter. 

To see more about the improvements we have made, take a look at this photoset that shows a comparison between the old stock and the improved stock and see for yourself how the production improvements could make a difference for your business.  

We believe that these enhancements will enable us to better meet the needs of our customers and improve our Walnut offering in the market.

If you have any questions about this release please contact Brett Del Prince at 716-649-2850.




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