Woodgrain Lumber Increases Margins with Vecoplan Shredder

Originally published by: VecoplanApril 15, 2021

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The Emmet, Idaho location of Woodgrain’s Lumber division purchased in early 2021 a Vecoplan VHZ 1600 to shred its planer end cuts. 

Woodgrain Lumber in Emmet, Idaho has purchased its first Vecoplan shredder to process planer end cuts. 

The only scrap Woodgrain does not use in-house, the planer end cuts are shredded before sold to a composite building materials manufacturer. Their selection of the VHZ 1600 model, a heavy-duty large wood shredder, was based on two main reasons. Vecoplan produces uniform pieces, which will help a Woodgrain key customer feed better quality material into its production line. But prior experience at another facility is that other reason that really drove Woodgrain to choose a Vecoplan shredder.  

“I was put in charge of improving our planer end cut waste process so we could serve a major customer,” says Ryan Skinner, Emmet’s production manager. “We chose the Vecoplan machine because of the quality and consistency in the material output.”