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Timberhaven Announces Relocation & Groundbreaking

The Groundbreaking Ceremony included from left Benjamin Ranck, State Representative Keller’s Office; Dave Herbert, Chamber of Commerce Chairman; Joe Kantz, Snyder County Commissioner; Lynda Tompkins, Timberhaven’s principal; Joe Folker, Timberhaven’s principal; Todd Ross, T-Ross Brothers Constructions; Alex Legros, T-Ross Brothers Construction.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony included, from left, Benjamin Ranck, State Representative Keller’s Office; Dave Herbert, Chamber of Commerce Chairman; Joe Kantz, Snyder County Commissioner; Lynda Tompkins, Timberhaven’s principal; Joe Folker, Timberhaven’s principal; Todd Ross, T-Ross Brothers Constructions; Alex Legros, T-Ross Brothers Construction.

Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes, a longtime member of the Log and Timber Homes Council, recently announced that it is relocating its manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters from Lewisburg to Middleburg, PA.

The company plans to establish its new home in the pre-existing Penn Truss Systems building (originally Glencoe, Inc.) at 1081 Salem Church Road in Snyder County. The 27,000 sq. ft. building on 22 acres of commercial property will encompass the company’s extensive manufacturing equipment and office space for its 16 employees.

Utilizing T-Ross Brothers’ services, Timberhaven’s current manufacturing equipment will be relocated to the new building. This equipment includes:

A massive planer, weighing between 6-8 tons, includes 200 ft. of dust collection pipes, a 30 ft. cyclone, and a 10×20 bag house. The power of 2 large loaders will be needed to lift the planer. Lumber lines and unstacker equipment will also be disassembled and relocated. The planer and related equipment will fill 4 -6 tractor trailer trucks and will take 2 weeks to disassemble, relocate and reassemble.

The Radio-Frequency Machine (laminator) will require specialty technicians to unhook hundreds of sensor wires (the “brains” of the machine). This machine will fill 2-3 tractor trailer trucks and will take approximately 2 weeks to move.

The house cutline includes 10 pieces of equipment and is 175 ft. long. It has a 200 ft. dust collection system and a 20 ft. tall cyclone. It is expected this cutline will fill 2 tractor trailer trucks and take 2 weeks to move.

The roof cutline includes 3 saws and is 30 ft. long. It is expected the roof cutline will fill 1 tractor trailer truck and will take 1 week to move.

The bridge cutline includes 6 pieces of equipment, an air compressor, and another 250 ft. of dust collection pipe. It totals 200 ft. in length. It is expected that the bridge cutline will fill 1-2 tractor trailer trucks and take 1 week to relocate.

In addition to the 10-13 truckloads of manufacturing equipment, the company will relocate approximately 45 truckloads of inventory consisting of logs, timbers and other related building materials. The process of relocating equipment and inventory of such magnitude will be coordinated in 4 different phases and is expected to take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. The move is tentatively scheduled to be executed before the year’s end.

In addition to the relocation itself, renovations are being implemented to prepare the Middleburg building for Timberhaven’s everyday business requirements. Walls and doors have been relocated and enlarged, a new wood boiler is being installed, a special boiler room constructed, a sawdust and wood shaving blower system established, a blueprint plotter room is being built, and existing office space has been updated to accommodate advanced technologies.

The most significant enhancement is the 16,800 sq. ft. steel addition that will be constructed to the east side of the existing structure. The external space will serve as storage for the company’s specialty logs and timbers and as a staging area as log home package components are organized prior to delivery.
ABOUT TIMBERHAVEN: Timberhaven Log & Homes, LLC provides quality, affordable kiln-dried log homes and log cabins. The company is known for taking great time and energy to make sure that every attention to detail has been met to provide the best value there is in log home living. Timberhaven’s highly trained and skilled professionals, log home manufacturing process and kiln-dried engineered and solid logs are second to none in the log home industry. To learn more about Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes, call 855-306-5678 or visit www.timberhavenloghomes.com.