The preliminary master site development plan: Main entry to the plant will be off of Trout Pond Road. Trucks coming into the yard will be weighed, drop off their loads onto the log sorter decks. There are two decks as infeed for the log sorter. One deck will take tree length where the tree length logs will be slashed to length and then fed into a conveyor to be scanned and sorted. The second deck will take “cut to length” logs and fed into a conveyor to be scanned and sorted. Each log will be sorted into bins by species and diameter. The sorts from the bins will then be taken by a Front end loader and stockpiled with the same species and diameter.
The next step is the infeeding into the sawmill. It is planned to do batch cutting which means a particular pattern is chosen based on product demand and then a specific log diameter and species is selected to be processed. Batch cutting allows shorter distances between logs as they are fed through the Hewsaw and the result is greater production is achieved per shift. As logs are placed on the infeed deck to the sawmill, the logs are fed through a debarker. All the bark collected will be used by a Bark Burner/Boiler system to produce heat for the buildings as well as for the dry kilns.