Kennebec Lumber Company Adds Six Dehumidification Dry Kilns from Nyle Systems

July 31st, 2017

By Diane M. Calabrese, TimberLine Magazine

SOLON, Maine — There’s a lot to be said for proximity. But the convenience of nearness will only get a vendor a first look. Performance is what counts.

So it was that when Kennebec Lumber Company decided to add conventional kilns some three years ago, it looked just 64 miles to the east to Nyle Systems in Brewer, Maine. Three new conventional kilns from Nyle went into service 2 ½ years ago.

Based on the performance of the Nyle conventional kilns, Kennebec looked again to Nyle Systems this year. Only this time it was to purchase six dehumidification dry kilns.

“We were drying red oak offsite,” explained Mark Gilbert, vice president operations at Kennebec Lumber. The dehumidification (DH) kilns from Nyle allow the drying to be done onsite, a real time saver.

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