Au­to­matic process saves time, money

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - HISTORY -

HALF­WAY RIVER — Wylie Gal­lagher has seen sawmilling come a long way in the 25 years he has been in the trade. He fig­ures that his pre­de­ces­sors would think his job is pretty soft com­pared to the days when tim­ber was man­han­dled to a saw blade pow­ered by wa­ter or steam.

To­day Gal­lagher, re­sem­bling a sci­ence fic­tion char­ac­ter with acous­ti­cal head­gear, sits be­fore the key­board of but­tons and switches, as part of an au­to­mated process that saves time.

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