For Marucci Sports, PCS VacDry vacuum kilns are an essential component in their relentless drive for excellence, controlling the largest VacDry vacuum kiln installation dedicated solely for baseball bat billet production.
"The wood for Marucci bats - mostly maple and ash - is harvested from the rich forests of Pennsylvania and southern New York. The wood is cut from an Amish-run mill the company bought four years ago.
On arrival at the mill, each piece is weighed, graded and separated. Just 13 percent of the lumber will make it to the big leagues."
Not mentioned in the news article is the most important part: those baseball bat billets are dried using PCS VacDry vacuum dry kilns. The tiny bit of magic that has allowed Marucci Bat to capture more than 30% of the MLB market.