The development of the Breeze Dried stick dates back to the early 1990s when lumber companies and customers were unhappy with the persistent problem of sticker stain. Sticker stain was degrading lumber prices significantly, and none of the past attempted solutions were working.
So, Breeze Dried began to experiment on a new concept of an air drying stick with a pattern to reduce the amount of stick surface touching the lumber, which prevents staining, and to allow air flow to improve lumber drying. Several designs and materials were tested but finally a very effective stick design was created that successfully reduced or eliminated stick stain. Breeze Dried patented this industry-changing product and took the sticks to market in 1995.
The Breeze Dried sticks were very well received by the industry, by sawmills, and by lumber producers across North America and on other continents as well. Close to 100 million Breeze Dried sticks have been produced and are being used by mills across North America and Europe.