Neiman restarts Gilchrist mill operations

Neiman Enterprises is improving systems as it restarts Gilchrist Forest Products in Gilchrist, OR. Neiman recently acquired this mill from Interfor, with plans to revive the site and inject capital to improve systems and tailor the site for their line of products.

The sawmill is replacing its dated Inovec Dynavision M6 scanner with a new USNR trimmer optimizer and scan frame fitted with a BioLuma 2900L scanning system. The sawmill is also installing a new USNR optimization system for the existing end dog carriage system, providing full 3D imaged solutions.

The sawmill will also receive a new Stick-N-Fork Stacker system. In addition to being the fastest automatic sticker stacker on the market, the Stick-N-Fork Stacker offers a host of other capabilities and options, including boxing load forks, random-width pullback, bad stick error detection, and more.

The planer mill will replace an existing 180 degree turn with two shorter 90 degree turn sections. Turn chains stretch over time & can get out of phase, so the new equipment will be more reliable and maintenance friendly.

The Gilchrist mill complements Neiman’s existing milling operations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado.  This mill produces 1×4 through 1×12 Ponderosa Pine and Lodgepole Pine boards, as well as 6/4 shop. It allows the company to further expand its customer base for high-quality ponderosa pine lumber products.