PORT ANGELES — Timber today is felled using the cutting edge of technology more than chainsaws.
Whether it’s harvesting trees in the woods or cutting boards in the lumber mill, computerization and robotics has made the timber industry more efficient with fewer workers.
So says Bill Hermann, a member of the Clallam netWorks Forest Products Cluster.
The trend is expected to continue, he said.
“It’s as far from the ax and the chain saw as you can imagine, and as close to the robotics age as any other industry could be,” Hermann says.
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