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ATI/Bearden A High Volume Producer of Quality Products
In the heart of one of the finest Southern Yellow Pine areas in the world, ATI/Bearden is the flagship mill of Anthony Timberlands, Inc.
With the original plant coming on line in 1946, ATI/Bearden has been on the leading edge of technological change. Today, it is one of the most modern mills in the country, with modernization and modification projects a never-ending effort.
Productivity, Flexibility, Quality
By computerizing most processes, the mill efficiently converts the highest quality raw materials into a range of domestic and export products while achieving maximum recovery from the valuable timber resource. ATI/Beardens flexibility enables the mill to quickly adjust to market conditions and accommodate special orders.
With a two-shift capacity of over 130 million board feet/year, Beardens sawmill is equipped with two band headrigs, a twin band re-saw and an adjoining small log processing complex featuring a quad band sharpchain feeding a curve sawing gang. This layout promotes high volume production and flexibility to produce a wide range of products all using state-of-the-art technology.
For example, ATI/Bearden produces standard framing dimension from 8 to 20 in length, 4/4 boards in various widths, 5/4 radius-edged decking, plus export quality 7/4, 8/4, 10/4 and 12/4 as well as large and small timbers green, kiln-dried, rough or S4S.
From sawmill to shipping, the processed lumber is subject to extensive quality control measures. This begins with stringent log quality standards followed by computer-driven scanners and optimizers for our headrigs and remanufacturing equipment.
Lumber is directed to one of the largest sorters in the industry, followed by state-of-the-art, multi-zone dry kilns with computer programmed and controlled drying schedules that produce uniformly dried lumber with fewer checks and splits. This leads to modern high-tech planer and sorter systems before packaging and, if appropriate, paper wrapping.
The exceptionally large, high-grade timber available to ATI/Bearden is ideal for the mills production of large volumes of export-grade Southern Yellow Pine in a variety of sizes.
ATI/Bearden Your Source for Quality Southern Pine
With dry storage capacity of almost 10 million board feet, ATI/Bearden maintains a shipping inventory large enough to fill virtually any order. Plus, our computerized production capability enables us to produce special orders within a few days sometimes, even hours.
ATI/Malvern A Producer of Premium Speciality Products
Malvern is also a pure pine operation, but the product mix and product itself is slightly different. Location contributes to ATI/Malverns success. On the edge of the Ouachita Mountains, which contain the Ouachita National Forest, the mill has access to some of the finest, slow-growth, dense, short-leaf pine timber in the world drawn from company, private and U.S. Forest Service ownerships.
ATI/Malvern has the most advanced equipment available today. Primary breakdown occurs after a log is scanned and directed to our computerized band headrig or small log processing sharpchain. Cants travel downstream to a vertical re-saw or state-of-the-art, optimized, thin-kerf gang saw. All lumber is routed through an optimized trimmer system, where it is read and if further processing is needed, directed to a computer-optimized edger. This production flexibility lets us adjust quickly to fill special needs. After sorting, the lumber is dried in one of ATI/Malverns three high-temp multi-zone kilns.
Premium Products at a Competitive Price
With so much high quality, dense timber in its area, ATI/Malvern can produce up to 90 million board feet/year of premium specialty products such as 5/4 radius-edged decking, 4/4 boards and small timbers with a focus on dense grain, tight knots and with wood texture recognized around the world as Arkansas Soft Pine.
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