Hard maple and yellow birch baseball bat billets

baseball bat billets

For over a decade, Champeau has been supplying quality hard maple and yellow birch billets to baseball bat manufacturers. From timber selection to milling, we have worked throughout the years to streamline our operations. All of these improvements have contributed to the creation of our exclusive VacuBright™ process.

The following factors contribute to making the VacuBright™ process so unique

Hard maple and yellow birch of the highest quality. North American hard maple and yellow birch are renowned world-wide for their remarkable properties. 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 damage caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and other elements.
Vacuum drying. 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 baseball bat industry, our quality classification was developed specifically to meet the technical and economic needs of the market.

VacuBright certifies manufacturers of baseball bats
the highest quality components in the industry!