Scotch Gulf Lumber's recent purchase by Canfor did not slow the mill's continual process improvements. Scotch Gulf chose Lucidyne GradeScan with the need to improve production volume without sacrificing quality. The installation will take place early summer 2014 in their Mobile, Alabama, mill to fully automate their grading process. Much of the lumber produced by Scotch Gulf includes high quality appearance grades with very little wane and small knots.
The ability to grade rough lumber is very important to Scotch Gulf. Also included in the GradeScan purchase are Lucidyne's new T3 sensor for decay detection and Lucidyne's Planer Merchandiser to help manage some of the "business" aspects of producing lumber. Scotch Gulf will be relying on Lucidyne's patented True-Q to track their lumber from the scanner to the lug chain, eliminating the need for ink or paint coding systems. Keep posted for more about Lucidyne's challenges and successes and to learn more about the Scotch Gulf installation.