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Logging companies cut down, transport, and process wood from trees. If you need timber to produce lumber or other wood products, a logging company can provide your materials. The following are a few common logging company terms to be familiar with.

  • Sawmill – A sawmill is a location where logs are cut into boards. At a sawmill, bark is removed and logs are cut using saws to make lumber of a variety of dimensions. The lumber is then dried naturally or in a kiln. After drying, the surface of lumber is often smoothed for convenient use in construction.
  • Underwater Logging – Underwater logging is the act of cutting down trees from a forest that has been submerged underwater. When a dam or man made reservoir is built, forest in the area becomes submerged, and specialized equipment is used to remove the trees and float them the water’s surface.
  • Paper Pulp – Paper pulp is a product made from wood that is needed to produce paper. The cellulose fibers of soft wood are separated by chemical or mechanical processes at a pulp mill to produce paper pulp.
  • Salvage Logging – Salvage logging is the process of cutting down trees in areas that have been damaged by storms, flooding, fires, or disease. A logging company may cut down all the trees in a damaged area or selectively thin trees. Sometimes a replanting operation may follow salvage logging in order to revitalize the area.
  • Fire Log – A fire log is a manufactured wood product that is designed to burn longer than regular firewood and start on fire easier. A company typically makes fire logs out of compressed sawdust or a sawdust paraffin mix. These logs are often cheaper than traditional woods and more convenient for home use.
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    Watson H W Logging
    2441 Highway 9, Vina, AL 35593
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    (256) 356-9219
     
    User Review: "You should be very careful dealing with this logger.He will take your neighbors timber and sell it along with yours."
    Anders Logging
    P.o. Box 461, Falkville, AL 35622
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    (256) 303-4131
    Crocker's Welding
    65 Pine Tree Road, Centreville, AL 35042
    We offer mobile services and shop fabrication for your convenience along with a fast response, for all of your welding needs. We proudly serve Residential, Commercial and Industrial in Central Alabama
    (205) 928-0237
    Kennedy Logging
    13045 Opp Hwy, Brantley, AL 36009
    (334) 527-3193
    Mft Company Inc
    174 E Grove Hill Ave, Grove Hill, AL 36451
    (251) 275-4428
    Charles Mordecai Logging Inc
    2894 Mud Creek Rd, Millport, AL 35576
    (205) 662-4178
    Logging Milam
    700 Esslinger Dr, Gurley, AL 35748
    (256) 776-8672
    Allsouth Land & Timber
    Jasper, AL 35503
    (205) 221-1911
    Still Logging Co
    1819 County Road 7703, Ramer, AL 36069
    (334) 584-7765
    Gale Creek Logging Inc
    5238 County Road 5, Thorsby, AL 35171
    (205) 646-3367
    Gortney Logging LLC
    415 Gortney Rd, Ashland, AL 36251
    (256) 354-7069
    Valley Timber Inc
    112 22nd St Se, Fort Payne, AL 35967
    (256) 845-7800
    Delton Harrison Logging Inc
    6286 Highway 18 E, Fayette, AL 35555
    (205) 932-2295
    Singleton Logging
    2390 Old Drive In Rd, Grove Hill, AL 36451
    (251) 275-3951
    Oakley Forest Products
    4210 Chisholm Rd, Florence, AL 35630
    (256) 764-5480


    Logging companies have existed for many years, and now make up a multi-billion dollar industry. Harvested trees are used to build homes, and make paper and other products like furniture. Lumberjacks cut down the trees, which are then transported to a mill to be processed and distributed. Many pieces of equipment are used in this whole process, such as cranes and logging trucks. Many logging companies also act as suppliers of raw products to the bark mulch industry. Logging companies are a key part of the forestry and lumber industries. You'll often see loggers on construction sites, in forests, and in mills. They cut down and process timber and lumber for distribution to paper, hardwood flooring, and other such companies. Products like hardwoods, Douglas fir, and western red cedar can be dried, cut, and milled according to client specifications. Lumber and timber are very often used to build houses. They are also used in industrial applications. The logging industry had its beginnings in this country many, many years ago. It conjures up images of big, brawny men armed with supplies like cross-cut saws harvesting trees and hauling them back. Today, lumberjacks still use a lot of the common sense tree-cutting tactics that those around the turn of the 20th century used, but now they have access to much larger equipment and machines. This multi-billion dollar industry is also one of the most dangerous. It's no doubt, what with all the heavy-duty machinery, hauling, and cutting involved. Loggers are very often represented by unions and other safety groups. In this day and age, it's wise for a logging company to be pro-active regarding forestry; that's why many boast policies of planting a tree for every one they cut down. The Internet is a good place to start searching for a logging company.
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