By Sharon A. Driscoll, Media Director
(Lincoln) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held June 3 to celebrate the successful completion of Johnson Brothers Lumber’s five new drying kilns located at the Buyea Road Landfill site in Lincoln.
Johnson Brothers is using the excess heat from the Gas-to-Energy plant at the main landfill to dry their lumber. They are the first company to take advantage of the excess heat produced by the Gas-to-Energy facility owned and operated by Waste Management, Inc. The kilns at JBL’s Cazenovia facility are heated with a waste wood burning boiler.
Construction for the $1.7 million drying kilns began in May of 2015.
This family run business, located in Cazenovia, was established by brothers William and Victor Johnson in 1937. Located in Central New York, Johnson Brothers Lumber has access to some of the finest growing hardwoods found in the world, according to President Paul D. Johnson, who took over the company in 1983.