Panels & Lumber

Our project experience runs deep within the lumber industry. From initial design to project completion, HGA offers a variety of services to fulfill your lumber needs. Our solid, composite, and engineering lumber services combined with our consulting, and management teams ensure a successful outcome.

There are many facets of engineering applications that are common to the various segments that make up the wood products business. Including Panels & Lumber, HGA has a wide range of expertise in many of these facets. In addition, HGA’s vast experience in other industries often leads to solutions to wood product solutions.


The HGA staff includes numerous personnel with many years’ experience in the plywood products industry. We are intimately knowledgeable of the plywood process from A to Z. Our people have served as staff engineers, maintenance technicians, maintenance managers and plant managers in the industry.

Project Examples

  • Log Yard Expansions
  • Saws & Log Merchandising
  • High Speed Lathe Projects
  • Green Veneer Handling Systems
  • Green and Dry Veneer Stacker Installations
  • Press Loader & Unloader Upgrades
  • Waste Processing Systems
  • PLC Control & Troubleshooting
  • WESP / RTO Installations
  • Dryer Outlet Duct Re-Design


HGA and staff have broad expertise in lumber operations. Our personnel has served as staff engineers, maintenance technicians, maintenance managers and plant managers in the industry. Our customer base in softwood dimensional lumber, hardwood lumber, hardwood flooring, and hardwood molding continues to grow.

Project Examples

  • New Sawmill Design Services
  • Primary Breakdown Projects
  • Curve Saw Gang Projects
  • High-Speed Edgers and Edger Optimizers
  • New Dry Kilns
  • High-Speed Planers
  • Double Length Infeed
  • Woodyard Re-Designs

Non-Structural Panels

HGA has a background in the non-structural panels industry including particleboard, MDF, and specialty hardboard fiber products. Our staff includes personnel with engineering, maintenance, and operations backgrounds. HGA experience includes services as the prime project engineer, project management, engineering, detailed design, and construction management.

Project Examples

  • Refinery Upgrades
  • Miscellaneous Milling & Drying Projects
  • Forming Line Installations
  • Pneumatic System Design
  • Waste-Energy Pneumatics
  • Boiler & Heat Energy Projects
  • Dry Storage and Blending Systems
  • Board Cooler Design

Material Handling / Bulk Solids Handling

HGA has specific experience in the design of mechanical and pneumatic material handling systems for multiple industries moving various products. Projects completed include material conveying and dust collection using high-pressure systems, low-pressure systems, dense and dilute phase systems, studies of existing systems, equipment and system upgrades, grassroots and plant expansion installations, proprietary designs, research and development, and patented equipment designs. HGA utilizes the most current conveyor and pneumatic conveying system design software for system solutions.


A leader in the wood treating applications, we use our experience and knowledge to cater to each project to the client’s needs. Our start began in the wood products industry. We understand the industry and use our knowledge to supply our clients with a comprehensive portfolio of services for treating facilities. Though the supply of wood is plentiful, it’s not unlimited. We help our clients extending the life of wood products in industrial applications. We can provide all services for treating facilities and their production.

Project Examples

  • Construction Oversight
  • Design & Production
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Selection and Preparation
  • Electrical Power and Control Design
  • All Permitting

How can we help you? Learn more about the industries we serve as well as our other engineering services, or contact us for more information.

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