For five generations, the Champeau family has been converting choice hardwoods into an impressive range of quality products. From timber selection to milling, we’ve worked tirelessly throughout the years to better streamline our operations. All of these improvements have contributed to the creation of our exclusive VacuBright™ process.
The following factors contribute
in making the VacuBright™ process so unique
Hard maple of the highest quality
Canadian hard maple is renowned for its slow growth and high density. Our mill’s proximity to forests reduces the time between harvest and processing, thereby preserving the quality of the fiber.
Double-taper primary sawing
This technology allows for alignment with the natural grain of the wood. Only straight-grained white boards are selected for these components.
Pre-drying in a controlled environment
Protects and preserves freshly-cut lumber, reducing defects caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and other elements.
This unique process reduces oxidation, preserves the natural color of the wood fiber, and delivers an impressive whiteness, while providing unequalled straightness and stability.
28 criteria for wood component cutting
These include fiber straightness, color, in addition to many other natural characteristics of hardwood.
Classification according to Champeau’s quality standards
Specially adapted to the industry, our quality classification was developed specifically to meet the technical and economic needs of the market.