Menomonee Tribal Enterprises Neopit, Wisconsin
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Wood/Lumber

The Forest Keepers

Committed to excellence in the sustainable management of our forest, and the manufacturing of our lumber and forest products providing a consistently superior product while serving the needs of our forest, employees, wood products customers, tribal community, and future generations.

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Wood/Lumber

 

Lumber Cut for All Uses

MTE Wood has been a leading lumber supplier in Northern Wisconsin for generations. Cut stock is available on a consistent basis throughout the year, with an average width of 7 to 7.5 inches and on a random length basis — MTE's wood species mix includes: Eastern White Pine, Eastern Hemlock, Hard Maple, Yellow Birch, American Beech, Northern Red Oak, and American Basswood.

6 Classes of MTE Lumber

Green
Air-dried
Pre-dried
Kiln-dried
Heat Treated
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To place an order for any of MTE's sustainably harvested lumber, contact our team.

Premium Rough Cut Lumber

Rough cut lumber is wood cut from large logs, and comprises a large amount of lumber coming from our Neopit sawmill. Rough cut lumber is un-planed and often used by woodworkers because it's much less expensive than finished lumber, which must be planed to a smooth and flat surface before it can be sold. In addition to its lower cost, rough cut wood is thicker than common surfaced lumber, giving woodworkers more room for error in their projects.

When woodworkers do their own surfacing, they get to plane or joint rough cut wood exactly to their specifications, whereas finished wood allows for less shaping on site, which may save time but could also reduce the adaptability of the piece. Many woodworkers even report that they can often produce a smoother, flatter surface on the wood than they'd be able to buy from their local lumberyard.

Rough Cut Timber Uses

Rough sawn lumber can be used in the same way as standard finished lumber, but requires more prep work. Carpentry project budgets can be stretched a bit by opting for this less expensive rough cut wood option.

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Saw Logs for SalePiles of Saw Logs for Sale

Saw Logs are the rawest form of cut timber. They are unfinished logs and can be used for a nearly unlimited range of applications.
MTE is committed to processing all feasible timber products harvested consistently with the Annual Allowable Cut. Saw Logs sold are Hemlock only and random length ranging from 8 to 16 feet, with diameters 8 inches and larger. Saw logs sold are in grades 1 through 4, and Woods Run.

Boltwood

Boltwood is cut from felled timber into raw logs usually shorter than eight feet in length. They are often stout pieces of trunks and branches, which are sometimes used for clapboards, wood shingles or fuel.

MTE’s near term business plans provide for the development of an efficient small mill designed to process various species of bolt material. Currently, mixed hardwood and softwood species are available in the round form.

High Quality Veneer Logs

Veneer quality logs are available in major and minor species throughout the year. These veneer logs are random length ranging from 8 to 16 feet, with diameters being 13 inches and larger. MTE scalers select potential veneer logs with final selection being made by buyers. Pricing reflects a premium for certified product. Veneer Logs will give you a fine wood appearance.

Veneer Log Uses

Veneer is the thin slices of wood often used to finish core panels on floors, doors, cabinets, and furniture. By peeling the trunk of the tree or slicing from large blocks of wood called flitches, wood workers can obtain thin sheets of wood around 1/8 inch or less.

For the best lumber cut from sustainable logging and forest management, contact MTE.

Pulp Wood

In keeping with traditions of full utilization of harvested material, inferior timber falling short of the cut for quality lumber finds its own purpose as well. Pulp wood is often used for paper, but can serve as the raw material for oriented strand board (OSB) or particle board.

Our long term business plans call for the development of a log sorting and whole log chipping facility to be located in Neopit, Wisconsin. Currently, mixed hardwood and softwood species of pulpwood are available in the round form.

Wood By-Products

Wood by-products offer additional opportunities to use the whole tree harvest. Besides our quality lumber, MTE also sells the following Wood By-Products:
Chips – Wood chips from MTE can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from landscaping material to wood fuel. Wood chips are available to meet any specifications required.

    • Bark – fibers from tree bark can be used to make cork, canoes, basket materials, and even healthcare applications.
    • Sawdust – Sawdust is often used by loggers to provide traction on compacted snow, and is excellent at absorbing liquid spills.
    • Hog Fuel – Hog fuel is a different type of wood chip; it is unprocessed and commonly used for fuel, animal feed, and landfill or landscaping applications.
    • Shavings – Wood shavings make high quality bedding for horses and other domesticated mammals, large or small. The shavings insulate body heat while the animal rests, ensuring good health.

 

Kiln Drying Available!Kiln Dried Wood

 

Kiln dried wood from MTE is less likely to distort, stain or warp due to the evaporation of moisture in the wood. Insects are also killed during the drying process. In order for pallet wood to be shipped internationally, kiln drying or heat treating is often required. MTE offers kiln dried wood for use in pallets and any other wood material applications.

Menominee Tribal Enterprises has 6 kilns for the drying of wood:  

  • Our two newest kilns have a drying capacity from 370,000 FBM to 450,000 FBM
  • Operating on 12 day cycles, 350 days/year
  • An average of 2.5 million board feet of kiln dried lumber is produced per year
Contact Menominee Tribe Enterprises to order lumber and wood products from Wisconsin’s Menominee Forest.
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