OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS
From tree to truck in one day.
At Big Sky Shavings we believe in absolute quality control. We break down and shave each log on site at our Hall, Montana, facility using the latest equipment. We regulate our moisture with our biomass furnace. Then, batch by batch we deploy a five-stage process that screens the shavings of impurities and splinters, dries and sterilizes them thoroughly in a 500-degree kiln, and shakes them to sift out dust. Once clean and dry, shavings are compressed into manageable-size bales weighing about 30 pounds.
Our products never include sawmill waste or dust. Every bag is turned out by our high-capacity multiblade shaver.
Our process always ensures that clean, fresh, dry bedding is delivered to your facility. Moreover, our products are good for our local forests. Much of the material we use for bedding is salvaged “waste wood” from timber thinning operations. Useless as lumber stock, it would likely have been burned as slash or simply left to rot in piles. We even deploy a biomass furnace to fuel our entire operation, eliminating waste and the need for fossil fuels.