This continues from prior Centennial Event Day 1 summary post.
Day 2 focused uniquely on California wood supply highlighting the process from forest management and harvesting to sawmill production of Incense Cedar pencil Stock. The day was made possible with the generous collaboration of one of CalCedar’s leading lumber suppliers Sierra Pacific Industries. After a 1 hour drive to Lincoln, CA guests and a group of new arrivals met up at SPI’s extensive complex there. This includes a large log sawmill focused on cutting for premium grade lumber products, a small log dimension lumber mill, a cogeneration facility using the mill waste to produce energy and steam, dry kilns and finished lumber planing mill and packaging operation. The mill produces a diverse range of lumber products for commercial, industrial and residential purposes from up to 7 different species throughout the year, given available species tributary to this location.