How Cedar Fencing is Made

How Cedar Fencing is Made



what makes your Pacific cedar fencing special is we're one of the only producers in the industry that grow the trees we have the resources the people behind us to to get the job done and make a good quality product consistently in the marketplace with nearly 2 million acres of forest Sierra Pacific Industries is not only the second largest Lumber Company in the US but it understands the importance of sustainability hurts your Pacific we have the ability to not waste anything environmentally every scrap is used your Pacific is certified under the sustainable forestry initiative or SFI it's one of several different US Forest certifications and we are third-party verified each year we go through an audit last several weeks to a month or so they come look at all of our practices to see that we are indeed sustainable it's been time out in the forest with our foresters and verify that yes we are sustainable each year to accommodate different tree sizes a number of harvesting methods are used community relations manager Marc Lathrop explains we do the mechanical harvesting mechanical harvester can only do trees up to a certain size so the trees get too heavy and they get kind of unwieldy so the larger trees have to be fallen by hand so those trees actually after the harvest is done they'll come back through with a timber faller and he'll go around and actually follow those trees individually d'leh mean measuring and loading the truck is a precision process in the forest prior to taking the logs to the mill mark Lathrop we have a machine a processor that picks the log of strips and measures the length of the log and then scripts the branches off of the log it cuts the log to length and then it takes the top and the branches and puts them over in a pile those branches and the tops later on will be chipped up into chips put into a chip van and actually brought brought to the mill where we have a cogeneration plant where we will actually burn those chips and produce our own electricity Sierra Pacific industries utilizes 100% of the harvested trees in fact the company generates so much energy that is able to sell back half of what it creates so the fence plants have basically state-of-the-art machinery all the way from the growth of the tree all the way to the sawmill the way we unload the trucks the way we merchandise and handle the logs all the way down to the final fence board from the forest to the mill the logs are on their way to becoming Sierra Pacific durable cedar fencing in the log yard logs are high decked to ensure log volume during the winter months here logs are unloaded sorted and scale to determine log value logs are processed through a ring debarker removing the bark the logs advance to a chop saw where they are cut into primarily six foot links after bucking the logs advance to a twin end auger for the primary log breakdown logs are loaded into a charger scanned and a fully optimized value driven cutting solution is created the log is dogged after precise positioning and simultaneously passes through the side slappers and twin band mills the log is broken down into side boards and Center camps in this process instant cedar fencing is primarily in the sea it goes in the Sierra Nevada ranges ranges from 8 to 15 percent of the force incense cedar is a real nice species of cedar it Mills good it's blond in color traditionally there's been some red cedar produced incense cedar is a cousin to western red cedar and it's just a good as quality if not nicer than not structure is good its bug resistant it has a lot of attributes towards fencing in the outdoor lifted people like at our fence plants we have quality control structure in place to maintain consistent quality of fence boards both nicely manufactured on size trend and presentable to the customer eighty-five hundred pieces of fencing per our advanced to the final phase of manufacturing these Sierra Pacific boards are the most thick and uniform in the industry boards are graded for the highest quality and manufacturing standards they are optimized and trimmed and dog-eared and are finally packaged and stacked into units fencing is also available in white fur with red tone stain Sierra Pacific fencing product is treated with an anti-theft stain and mouth control agent and then bagged ensuring a quality appearance of the product when it arrives to its destination shipping is expedient via over-the-road vans rails and trucks customer specific barcoding and inventory management systems are available Sierra Pacific provides the highest quality fencing available you can be assured of the consistency of this product its grain texture smoothness color and resistance to insects our fencing will enhance any size project from suppliers and retailers to contractors and homeowners Sierra Pacific Industries will continue to supply the best fencing product from our forests to your fence

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