Not just any yellow pine makes the Southern Lumber cut.

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Every year, our sawmill produces more than 80 million board feet of pine lumber.

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Ours is one of the few mills that can produce lumber up to 26 feet in length.

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Every part of the tree is used, from the chips to the saw dust and bark.

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The gangsaw cuts along the curve of each log, so a maximum amount of lumber is produced.

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Computer-controlled optimizers make the trimming and edging decisions for each control center.

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One-inch sticks are laid between the boards to create airflow for faster drying.

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Heated to 240, a load of lumber takes 18-19 hours to dry.

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The planer mill is the final phase of a five-year renovation to fully automate the sawmill complex.

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Lumber can be wrapped in paper protectors so it arrives just as it was finished.

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