Lumber Remanufacturing

Remanufacturing lumber refers to processing and cutting previously milled lumber, including lumber cut for industrial or wood-packaging use, creating dimensions that are not usually processed at a primary sawmill. including resawing to split lumber into thinner boards.

Secondary manufacturing enhances the sustainability of the forest sector by creating more prosperity with a gentler environmental footprint and less waste. Everyone wins – industry, communities, and workers – and so does the environment.

The skilled employees at PVR remanufacture imperfect lumber from other sawmills, creating new products that meet exacting quality and performance standards such as block processing,basic remanufacturing, dunnage and strips. The processes used at PVR were pioneered here, and are specifically designed for species grown in this region.

Pleasant Valley Remanufacturing sees a new future for the forest industry where primary and secondary manufacturers work in partnership to extract more value from every tree.

We also create the materials needed to create finger jointed lumber. What is finger jointed lumber? Finger jointed lumber products are manufactured by taking shorter pieces of quality kiln-dried lumber, machining a “finger” profile in each end of the short-length pieces, adding an appropriate structural adhesive, and squeezing the pieces together to make a longer piece of lumber. Although finger jointing is used in several wood product manufacturing processes including the horizontal joints for glulam manufacture, the term finger jointed lumber applies to dimension lumber.

Finger jointed lumber is becoming a very popular and desirable product in the construction industry’s repertoire of engineered wood products.

Finger jointing results in much higher quality and stronger pieces and components, while dramatically reducing waste in our industry where the cost of raw materials is rapidly increasing.

The two most important advantages of finger jointed lumber are straightness and dimensional stability. With short lengths of wood joined into longer pieces, the warping and twisting associated with regular dimension lumber is minimized. The finger jointing process allows the removal of strength reducing defects to produce a product with higher engineering properties.