Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Once it passes through the saw hickory becomes "Pecan". It was widely popular a few decades ago. It likely is high quality architectural panel made to high standards.
I wish I had it. It would be expected to be stable. I would be making table saw sleds and other jigs from it. Durable MDF equivalent.
With that density it would make dandy speaker cases. Hickory is one of our most dense hardwoods.