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Gutchess Lumber Tour


The Agriculture Science and Natural Resources classes, both a part of the new AIR CTE pathway, went to Gutchess Lumber on December 17th for a tour of their facilities. We were shown how logs are processed- from being segregated by species out in the yard, being sawed-graded-bundled, to being dried in their kilns.  Chris Barber spoke to the students about employment opportunities and what it takes to do the job- the 3 D’s: dependability, durability, and drive.  In addition, he explained the whole process of how a log becomes a board and all the technical aspects of each stage of that process.  Despite the cold, students and staff enjoyed the tour and learned quite a bit about a world renowned company right here in our backyard.
 
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636
www.mcgrawschools.org