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Sawmilling

Depending on the production requirements, logs of required species are selected for in feed onto the breakdown saw. Thereafter, it will undergo further sawing by several band saws. Supervisors at the various sawing stations will supervise the sawing taking into consideration the production requirements and the sizes and conditions of the logs in order to optimise logs recovery and value of the output. These supervisors will also conduct periodic checks to ensure different grades and sizes of sawn timber are appropriately segregated.

The rough sawn timber is then sent to an inspection yard where it undergoes further grading. By this process, timber with defects such as bore holes, excessive knots, compression failure and others will then be sent to be crossed-cut or ripped as appropriate and thereafter, re-graded.

The graded sawn timber will then undergo seasoning by air-drying before being bundled for delivery to buyers or sent for further processing into kiln dried sawn timber.