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Welcome to our plant. Here at Finewood, we buy rough, green hardwood lumber, most of which is delivered by truck from Nova Scotia sawmills. Those trucks arrive at our yard, and this is when our manufacturing process begins.

Before the rough lumber enters the production process, it is unloaded, sorted by species, stickered and stacked.

Then begins the important step of kiln drying. The stacked lumber needs to be loaded into the kilns, and unloaded after about 2 weeks, when the wood has reached a level of 7% moisture content.

We currently operate 3 dry kilns, affectionately named Bear, Dog, and Badger.

Plant Diagram of Finewood Flooring & Lumber Plant

Unloading the lumber truck at Finewood Flooring's Plant

Lumber Yard

Unloading the lumber trucks, as shown here on the left, requires great skill and care with the fork lift, so the wood does not get damaged. Our Lumber Yard employees also load and unload the kilns.

Kiln dried lumber is "loaded on tracks" at the receiving end of the production building.

When we ship our final products to customers, we load trucks in the yard. If we load a container to be shipped long-distance, we load directly through the loading bay.

Our Plant in 1997

Finewood originally started small, as a sole propriotorship in 1982. Fifteen years later, we had already grown to an operation of considerable size.

On the right, you see an Aerial view of our plant from 1997. We were, and still are nicely enclosed by forest, and you cannot see the plant from the main road, the famous Cabot Trail.

Finewood Flooring & Lumber Plant Aerial Photo from 1997

Finewood Flooring & Lumber Plant Yard Our Plant in 2007

By 2007, Finewood has grown to include 3 dry kilns, optimizing equipment, a high quality moulder, a state of the art endmatching system, and a wonderful office and showroom with knowledgable and helpful staff.

Our biofuel plant provides all of our heat requirements, reducing our fossil fuel needs by 90%.

We are in the process of building a pellet mill, which will turn our excess wood waste into pellets for pellet stoves.

To find out how our products are manufactured in our plant, read about our manufacturing process.
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