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Custom Products

We provide quality pallets and other products as well as Heat Treating at competitive pricing with prompt and professional service. Just tell us the size and quantity and we will take care of all your pallet needs or problems from there.

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Custom Sawing

We have a Wood-Mizer Multi-4 head Re-saw as well as a HR130 single re-saw that allows us the ability to produce a wide range of custom sawing whether it is our material or yours. We are proud of our relationship with Wood-Mizer and their products as well as their on-going service solutions.

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Heat Treatment

Our onsite custom heat treat chamber is designed by Nova Kiln for thermal pest eradication of wood pallets and other lumber products we offer. Heat is circulated throughout the chamber to raise the core temperature to 140 degrees for 35 minutes on these products to eliminate pest infestation and other common insects.

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Mulch & Saw Dust

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Along with sawdust we also carry natural mulch that has not been treated with any stains or dyes. All of our mulch is a mixture of several different North American hardwoods that have been chipped and shredded by a notching process in making pallets.


Below are some tips to help you determine how much mulch you need, where to use it, and when to apply it. 

When & How Often to MulchThe best time to mulch new plantings is right after you plant them. Around established plants mulch is best applied in early spring. This is when plants are beginning to grow and before weed seeds start to germinate.

How often mulch needs to be replenished depends on the mulching material. Grass clippings and leaves decompose very fast and need to be replenished frequently. Hardwood mulch on the other hand will last a lot longer and will only need to be replenished once a year. As the plants grow and fill in the bed areas, less and less mulch is needed.

How to Apply MulchBefore applying any type of mulch to an area, it is best to weed the area. Spread a layer of mulching materials over the entire plant bed. Keep mulch 2 to 3 inches away from the stems of woody plants. This will prevent decay caused by wet mulch and rodent damage during the winter. Keep mulch 6 to 12 inches away from the walls of buildings.

Subterranean termites nest in the soil and feed on materials that contain cellulose. Termite treatments are applied to the soil around buildings, so keeping mulch away from walls will prevent termites from using it as a bridge to cross treated soil.

Newly planted trees require a circle of mulch 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Maintain this for at least three years. Do not pile mulch against the trunk. For established trees in lawns create a circle of mulch about 2 feet in diameter for each inch of trunk diameter. Increase the size of the mulched area as the tree grows. Try to apply the mulch at least 6 to 12 inches beyond the drip-line of the tree. Because the root system can extend two to three times the crown spread of the tree, mulch as large an area as possible.

How Deep to Apply MulchThe amount of mulch to apply depends on the texture and density of the mulch material. Many wood and bark mulches are composed of fine particles and should not be more than 2 to 3 inches deep. Excessive amounts of these fine-textured mulches can suffocate plant roots, resulting in yellowing of the leaves and poor growth.
Mulches composed of grass clippings or shredded leaves should never be deeper than 2 inches, because these materials tend to mat together, restricting the water and air supply to plant roots.

How to Calculate the Amount of Mulch NeededTo determine how many cubic feet of mulch is needed, you need to calculate the surface area and the desired depth of coverage. There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. One cubic yard will cover a 324-square-foot area with an inch of mulch. Figure out the square footage of your bed, that is the width times the length for square or rectangular shaped beds. The square footage of a circular bed is the distance from the middle of the circle to the outside, multiplied by itself and then multiplied by 3.14 (which is pi). Multiply your square footage by the depth desired (in inches) and divide by 324 square feet. This will tell you how many cubic yards you will need.

Sawdust


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While cutting lumber for our pallets, we collect a lot of shavings and sawdust that can be used for bedding in horse barns.  We do not cut any cedar or walnut so you can be sure that all of our sawdust is safe to use in your horse stalls.  After the sawdust has served its purpose in the barn, the waste can be used as compost for your garden.  Please read the information below to see if hardwood sawdust is the right product for your application. 

 

Stall bedding has many functions

- It soaks up the urine and moisture from the manure.

- It cushions the horse’s feet and legs.

- It encourages the horse to lie down and rest.

 

Criteria for determining type of bedding material to use from the Horse Industry Handbook

- Availability

- Price

- Absorptive Capacity

- Ease of handling

- Ease of clean-up and disposal

- Non-irritability from dust or other allergenic components

- Texture and size

- Fertility value of the resulting manure

- Unpalatable to the horse

 

Bedding materials available from the Horse Industry Handbook and The Perfect Stall

- Wood products (shavings, sawdust, chips) softwood products preferred; hardwood products (i.e. black walnut) may cause founder.

- Pine shavings are desired because they are absorptive. Shavings and sawdust burn much slower than straw in the case of a barn fire and help keep odor down. Dust may be a problem. Wood based pallets swell when moistened.

- Straw: preferred in foaling stalls because it usually does not have a lot of dust that will irritate the horse’s airways and eyes and larger particle sizes less likely to contaminate reproductive tract; very comfortable and absorbent; requires a lot of labor for cleaning stalls; difficult to dispose of unless in an area with mushroom farmers (mushroom farms use straw with horse manure to grow their mushrooms); highly combustible; forage mites.

- Dried corn stalks: cheap, may be chopped in a flail chopper; horses may eat.

- Ground corncobs: absorbent, cheap (cobs may be free but grinding will cost money.); horses may also eat.

- Chopped hay: horses will eat; forage mites.

- Peat moss: very absorbent, expensive, dusty, some use it for a foundered horse

 

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