Producing High Quality, Kiln-Dried Southern Yellow Pine

Thomasville, Georgia
(800) 763-2400

The big news of the year is that Balfour (and Beadles) have been sold to Canfor Corp.  We are excited about this announcement and eager for the transition to begin.  Of all the Canadian firms to partner with, we feel Canfor has the most to offer.  They are a large coroporation and can bring a but are true sawmillers.  The staff that we have had the fortune to meet bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of our industry.

NEW! Our second bag house is on line!  No more dust when running the planermill.  The neighbors will appreciate it!

Read more: Completed Projects

Shed expansions and More paving.

Planer Mill - With growth comes pains.  Our two line planermill is long overdue for an upgrade.  We are currently exploring options that will allow us to have state of the art equipment while ensuring the quality level we have strived so hard to achieved. How do we stack wide boards without creating damage?  That is what we aim to find out.

 Dry Kiln - The kiln has been purchased.  We are working on the foundation now and expect the kiln to go live by the end of 2014.  

We have just finished logging on the plantations surrounding Thomasville.  Balfour is given access to some of the finest plantations each year but for only a small window.  That window closes no later than mid May, the purpose; to allow our local quail population to breed and nurture their eggs.  Quail are as Southern as cornbread and fried chicken.  We love these little birds and try to create the perfect environment for them to thrive. 

Historically these Plantations provide some of the largest logs of the year and that has certainly been the case this year.  We have been able to take full advantage of the 12" market this year.  No one ever envisioned demand to be as strong and last as long as it did.  But alas all things must come to an end and so now we transition from these "Big Boys" to a more normal mix including medium to smaller log size.  We have plenty of tracks of timber on the books and will start processing them in the coming days and weeks. 

The future looks bright at Balfour Lumber and we appreciate all our customers do for us.  Feed back about our focus on quality has been great.  We have come a long way over the past few years and continue to look for new things we can do to make our product stand out in an ever increasingly competitive world market.  We are always open to suggestions so if you have one please call or email.  I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!

Greg Fitz

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