GradeScan® was installed in Anthony Timberland’s, Bearden, Arkansas, mill in January of 2013. This project moved the mill from partial auto-grading with a linear geometric-only grading system to fully automated grading. The company ordered a second scanner for its Malvern, Arkansas, site in May. Their production results while operating the scanner during such a brief time period were so positive that they elected to move quickly toward getting a second system installed.
According to Dan Gibbs, Vice President of Technical Services, “The opportunity cost was too high to NOT buy another scanner.” Their second GradeScan is scheduled for a January 2014 start-up. Anthony Timberlands produces a wide variety of Southern Yellow Pine lumber products, including 2” and 4” Dimension, Commons, Decking, and 6” Timbers.