By: The Working Forest Staff
Rayonier Advanced Materials is investing to update the primary breakdown line at its La Sarre, Quebec plant. The company is installing a new Small Log Line that will feature a Knuckle Turner and Extended Length Infeed with slew, skew and tilt capabilities, PGLR log rotation monitoring and correction system, canter, sideboard profiler, Quad Arbor Sawbox and VSS vertical shape sawing gang system. The stud mill operation processes Eastern SPF logs from 3” – 17” diameter, with the line’s maximum operating speed at 600 fpm. The La Sarre mill will also install a sawmill Multi-Track Fence as it retools to improve its process.
Close on the heels of the investment in the La Sarre operation, Rayonier A.M. ordered a new VSS vertical shape sawing gang system for its mill at Bearn, Quebec, as well as a planer mill Multi-Track Fence for that location. The Bearn mill produces random length lumber.
In 2017 Rayonier A.M., based at Jacksonville, FL acquired all of Tembec’s holdings in Canada, USA and France. The La Sarre and Bearn mills are among those holdings.