Study of the Wisconsin Wood Using Industries

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State Forester, 1910 - Forest products industry - 68 pages
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Page 7 - It is believed that this proportion of waste of raw material in many factories could be reduced by working up the cuttings which now go into the firebox or disposing of the material to some manufacturer who is in a position to utilize it in turning out a product of smaller size. The introduction of box factories as adjuncts to sawmills has materially decreased the waste of lumber at many mills. As an illustration of how large concerns are utilizing what has heretofore been considered waste, the case...
Page 9 - ... the numerous lines of manufacture carried on. This is but part of the lumber industry of the state, as the figures given do not include the vast volume of material turned out by the sawmills as well as other forest products which are not considered as raw material for further manufacture. The value of...
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Page 5 - ... department. The complete report can be secured from the State Board of Forestry, Madison, Wis. INTRODUCTION. The importance of Wisconsin as a lumber producing and a lumber consuming state has been long apparent, as evidenced by the industrial data gathered for the entire country, though less information concerning the consumption of forest products in the state has been gathered than in the matter of the production. For several years the commonwealth, through the agency of the State Board of...
Page 5 - Forest Service. In 1860 Wisconsin ranked seventh in the list of states arranged according to the quantity of lumber produced. Ten years later fourth place was occupied, third in 1880, second in 1890, first in 1900 and 1904, second in 1905, third in 1906, and fifth in 1907 and 1908. For the last mentioned year figures were furnished by 899 sawmills in Wisconsin, reporting a total production of 1,613,315,000 board feet, or 4.9 per cent of the total output of all the mills in the country. Though showing...
Page 7 - ... out by the State Forester for an extended inquiry into the closer utilization of waste, with a view of increasing the profits of the lumbermen and the saving in cost of raw material to the various industries. The faculty of the University of Wisconsin contemplate introducing courses in the training of young men in wood utilization so that within a few years men having intimate knowledge of the qualities and uses of woods may be at the service of the manufacturers. The State Board of Forestry...
Page 7 - ... treated and from one cord is secured 60 bushels of charcoal, 10 gallons of wood alcohol, and 145 pounds of acetate of lime. Not only does the company enjoy a source of income from this phase of utilization, but the removal of the slash does much to prevent fires and promotes reforestation or settlement to agriculture as desired. Through the establishment of the Forest Products Laboratory at Madison, Wisconsin, plans are being worked out by the State Forester for an extended inquiry into the closer...
Page 45 - Wisconsin manufacturers who supplied data on which this rt1port is based. The names are grouped by industries. If a name appears under more than one industry, it indicates that the firm manufactures more than one commodity.
Page 5 - ... Though showing a decrease in production in comparison with the figures of the preceding year, 1907, Wisconsin retained its relative position among the states for .production. The cut of white pine in the state has decreased largely in the last few years, though this loss in production has been offset by the increased output of hemlock and hardwoods. The state ranked second in the cut of white pine, first in hemlock, third in maple, first in birch, basswood, and elm, fifth in ash, and second in...
Page 5 - ... produced. Ten years later fourth place was occupied, third in 1880, second in 1890, first in 1900 and 1904, second in 1905, third in 1906, and fifth in 1907 and 1908. For the last mentioned year figures were furnished by 899 sawmills in Wisconsin, reporting a total production of 1,613,315,000 board feet, or 4.9 per cent of the total output of all the mills in the country. Though showing a decrease in production in comparison with the figures of the preceding year, 1907, Wisconsin retained its...

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