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By Andi Bourne

Pyramid automates its grading


November 7, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

D&G Crane Service lifted the $1.75 million GradExpertTM, made in Montreal, Canada, and lowered it through the roof without incident Wednesday, Oct. 30. Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc's Controller Wendy Dalrymple said it should take less than a week to have it running at full capacity.

SEELEY LAKE – Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. made great strides this week towards automating the finishing side of the mill. This was the first of two updates to increase efficiency, provide more, higher grade lumber to their customers and address the manpower shortage that has reached a critical juncture.

Pyramid recently purchased the Comact GradExpertTM for $1.75 million to automate their grade line and increase grade recovery. The entire first phase update will cost around $2.5 million.

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