Hog fuel is created from wood waste and can be used as an alternative fuel to produce heat and power, replacing non-renewable fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. Hog fuel can also be used in horse riding arenas, farm animal pens, dog runs and to build trail paths and temporary roads.
We also have a dust collection system to gather and store all the sawdust generated in our daily operations. This dust collection program not only generates hog fuel but also improves the air quality throughout the plant.
We track all of the wood waste generated by each department throughout the manufacturing plant, and have a system to calculate $/day of wood waste by each department. This waste tracking system helps us to better manage wood product inventories and increase wood product yield to decrease wood waste.
Not all of our wood waste goes through the hog. Some panels and pieces are diverted for donations to groups or individuals that use the materials for charitable or educational purposes. See our Wood Donations page to learn more.