WHAT SCOPE OF BUSINESS WE CAN HANDLE

  • Processed in Excess of 38 Million FBM in 2019
  • In Excess of 1.0 million FBM of Kiln Drying Capacity at One Time
  • Capacity to Grow Both Kiln Drying & Lumber Remanufacturing
  • Diversified Customer Base
  • Specializing in Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, and SITKA Spruce.

TWIN BAND RESAW

This is a twin band Kockums-Cancar computer set works shifting resaw system that can breakdown maximum size of 14” x 36” and maximum length of 24’ using band saws. The resaw line has a tilt hoist which feeds a leading end trimming/grading position and provides final trimming and grading once through the resaw. There is a manual pull transfer chain and an end stacker for directing the highest volume of same grade and length products from a specific work order.

STENNER RESAW

This line has two (2) single band fixed Stenner resaws to breakdown a maximum size of 4” x 6” and maximum length of 20’ using these single band saws. These saws are in line with the capacity for one saw to feed the second saw. The resaw line has a covered tilt hoist which feeds the first resaw and directs lumber to a transfer chain for sorting.

KILN DRYING / HEAT TREATING

The kiln facility is housed in a tilt up concrete building with concrete flat roof. The kiln consists of seven (7) independent side loading chambers which can accommodate 5 rows of stacked lumber for drying. Of the 7 kilns, three (3) are rated for 175,000 board feet and four (4) are rated for 100,000 board feet. Each kiln has its own manual controller which directs the requirements for direct gas fired heat based on wet and dry bulb temperature settings. The kiln drying process benefits from two (2) boilers that produce steam for lumber conditioning. Significant experience in the management group provides comprehensive drying schedules to ensure customers continue to be highly satisfied with drying results.

Southcoast has relatively new kiln PLC controllers designed, built, and installed that utilize new VFDs to control fan speed during drying schedules in conjunction with a leading edge energy management system. This new technology enhances our kiln drying performance.

PLANING - GRADING & TRIMMING WITH END STACKING SYSTEM

The 610 Stetson Ross planer similarly has a tilt hoist with de-sticking capabilities for kiln dried lumber prior to entering the planer. There is an in-line Wagner moisture meter to identify outbound moisture content at the planer. The outfeed leads to a value trimming system staffed with two (2) certified lumber graders to upgrade lumber to maximize value and fibre recovery. There is a pull transfer chain and an end stacker for directing the highest volume of same grade and length products from a specific work order.

LUMBER WRAPPING, LABELING, PACKAGING

Southcoast Reman uses a top-quality lumber wrap or will apply a customer’s lumber wrap with their company logo on it. Labels are generated through the LISA inventory management system and each load is labelled as it is packaged through our packager system or on completion of kiln drying.

CAPACITY TO PROVIDE PEFC AND FSC CHAIN OF CUSTODY AGREEMENTS

Historically, Southcoast Reman had retained its own PEFC certification but those standards no longer require a custom lumber remanufacturer to hold their own certificate. All our customers do require us, through our process control and inventory management system, to sign both PEFC and FSC chain of custody agreements and submit to their audit requirements. Our business requires that we maintain and can verify the integrity of our customer’s wood.

CONTAINER LOADING FOR PROCESSING CUSTOMERS

Southcoast Reman weighs all loads in advance of both dock container loading or regular container loading and is highly efficient at turning trucked container around with minimal delay. Our weigh scale is certified, and we provide a weight ticket per SOLAS regulations.
The operation does not run an off load, storage, reload business, but is focused solely on servicing shipping requirements for our customers that process (remanufacture or kiln dry) at our site.

LISA LUMBER INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Southcoast Reman uses LISA, a tried and proven lumber inventory management system. We have established a mechanism to have our customers, through their operation or their custom cut sawmill, initiate a dynamic tag transfer for all in bound lumber products thereby ensuring the accuracy of transferred volumes and avoiding any unnecessary errors in re-entering data to Southcoast’s inventory system.

LUMBER STORAGE CAPACITY BASED ON EFFICIENT CUSTOMER INVENTORY TURNS

Southcoast Reman usually operates with an inventory of customer lumber between 4.5 and 6.0 million board feet. A portion of that volume can be stored under cover for short periods prior to remanufacturing . It is important that customers continue to move their lumber inventory to minimize exposure to the weather and subsequent loss of value, even if it is paper wrapped.

CUSTOMER PRODUCT SECURITY

Southcoast Reman’s property is completely fenced and has sixteen (16) video surveillance cameras and interfaced motion detection systems that are monitored continuously when the operation is not staffed.