Barr-Mullin, Inc. - Pioneers, Innovators, Industry Leaders
Barr-Mullin has been building state-of-the-art
woodworking machinery since 1972 and are widely considered to be
the experts of cut off optimization, gang rip optimization and
automatic lumber scanning for cutting, ripping, and grading.
BMI’s in-house engineers are constantly upgrading its software;
the systems are modular and upgradeable so customers never get
Barr-Mullin has had a long history of pushing the envelope in
lumber optimizing technology from building the world’s first
computerized cut-off saw (1972), to the world’s first gang rip
optimizer (1986). In fact, Sandy Mullin is known throughout the
industry as the “Edison of Optimizing”.
Barr-Mullin has won more Challengers Awards (the “Academy Award”
for wood products machinery mfg’s) for excellence in woodworking
technology than any other company AND was just bestowed the
honor of receiving their 2nd National Science Foundation grant.
The two N.S.F. Grants (totaling $600,000) are for optimization
software development and automatic lumber scanning technology.
This video demonstrates how BMI's proprietary technology
detects defects in lumber based on the customer's