Much of the lumber imported into the U.S. has to be dried to a low moisture content in kilns before it can be used. There are numerous companies that do this drying and many of them are wholesale lumber dealers as well. Many of them specialize in imported lumber. Some of the larger manufacturers, such as some of the furniture companies, have their own kilns and therefore they can have the lumber shipped directly from the port storage facilities.

At right are a few of the dryers we know about.