ERATH  VENEER  CORPORATION of  Virginia
A Trip Through the Veneer Mill  by Dave Bilger
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37) A Giant Vacuum Cleaner! Actually this sucks individual sheets into the Gigantic Press Dryer.
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38) With the help of a friendly worker!!
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39) These are large continuous screens which hold the veneer on its journey over the rollers. The veneer goes one way over a roller, then the other way over the next - all the while it is being blown dry with warm air...
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40) This dryer is a half a city block long! 
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41) The Final result is nicely Pressed and Dried Veneer - Excellent Material, Carefully Produced.
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42) This Dryer is as big as a house! 
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43) The Story Doesn't stop here! There is a lot more to a veneer mill.  The veneer has to be stored in crates. A good crate will protect the investment of the plant and the customer...
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44) Crate after crate must be carefully crafted.
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45) Steel strapping bands are wrapped around the  crate and veneer to hold everything tightly together.

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