Drying Hardwood Lumber (USDA)
By Joseph Denig, Eugene M. Wengert and William T. Simpson
Focuses on common methods for drying lumber of different thickness, with minimal drying defects,
for high quality applications.
Grading Rules Standard Chart
Vinyl wall chart is a quick reference guide for the NHLA standard grades. Measuring approximately 40 W x 24.5 H
Introduction to Grading: The purpose of this publication is to acquaint the reader with the basics of grading hardwood lumber. Provides general framework for understanding lumber grading rules.
The 2023 edition of the NHLA Rules for the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood & Cypress
Effective January 1, 2023.
The 2023 French edition of the NHLA Rules for the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood & Cypress
Effective January 1, 2023.
Sawing, Edging and Trimming Hardwood Lumber - Putting Theory Into Practice
By Joe Denig and Gene Wengert
Lumber Grading Training Manual
This manual is designed to supplement the hands-on instruction of the 8-week course in lumber grading, taught on a vocational level, at the NHLA Inspector Training School in Memphis, TN.
The mid-term elections will take place on November 8, and the results will have a tremendous impact on Washington DC legislation and regulation for the next two years.
This is a rebroadcast of our ZOOM Webinar entitled "Advocacy 101". Our federal policy advocates from the Hardwood Federation will show us the easy steps to communicating your thoughts, ideas, and concerns to current members and candidates for federal office. Learn how to make your voice heard!!
* Webinar replays are FREE to NHLA Members. Non-members can view it for a fee.
It’s not often a revolutionary technology with the potential to change the industry this much comes along in hardwood.
Join NHLA in a discussion about the ways AI-powered CT X-ray scanning can improve the bottom line of hardwood mills far more than any other technology/scanning investment.
This webinar is perfect for hardwood producers/owners, mill managers, sawmill green end managers, QC personnel, and anyone involved in improving the financial output of the mill.
Attend this webinar and walk away with knowledge of how Grade Sawing with CT X-ray Scanning works and practical examples of the results it can produce.
NHLA would like to thank Microtec for sponsoring this webinar.
Join NHLA and Chad F. Niman for this one-hour event as we discuss desirable species, species variations and log quality requirements that make a good grade tie.
Join NHLA for a review of means and methods of controlling lumber staining at the sawmill. Abiotic and biotic staining will be discussed, as well as log and lumber handling practices. Fungal growth and its control will be reviewed and discussed.
Discover when and where most quality issues begin and solutions to protect the investment of your hard maple resource.
Watch and discover when and where most quality issues begin when drying oak.
During this webinar many different gluing and glue joint defects are illustrated, and cures discussed.
Dr. Gene Wengert identifies the causes and cures for machining defects, including sanding issues.
Dr. Gene Wengert discusses, in detail, ten major factors of rough mill yield and provides many practical ideas for yield improvement.
Geoff Webb, Dean of NHLA Inspector Training School, hosts this webinar on how to handle logs and lumber to reduce sap-staining. Geoff reviews how to reduce degradation and lost value in lumber that is caused by sap stains.
This webinar is perfect for production supervisors, yard managers, and log/lumber purchasers.
Thank you to ISK Biocides for sponsoring this webinar. https://www.iskbiocides.com
Have you ever bought a hardwood product and doubted that the species you received was the one you ordered?
Species mixing or substitution is more common than you might think. Maybe your hard maple lumber contained pieces you thought were soft maple. Or maybe you imported “white oak” flooring that contained pieces of red oak.
With a bit of practice, it is possible to accurately identify wood specimens “scientifically” by examining anatomical features on the cross-section with a small magnifying glass called a hand lens.
Hand lens identification is a useful skill for professionals as well as hobbyists, including quality control or procurement professionals, lumber traders, woodworkers, antique collectors, customs officers, and many others.
This webinar will teach you how to identify wood in a scientific way.
Hosted by: Frank Owens, Mississippi State University.
Join Dan Meyer with the Hardwood Review for this webinar from May 31, 2023, that covers recent hardwood market movements (prices, domestic/global demand, supply, etc.) and the near-term outlook. Specific attention is given to European markets for North American hardwoods and to the results of a May survey of North American industry contacts. The webinar is suited for buyers and sellers of hardwood lumber, production planners and managers, and others interested in hardwood market trends. Instructor: Dan Meyer (Managing Editor of the Hardwood Review)
Dr. Gene Wengert presents guidelines for edging operations that will increase the operator's performance to 92% of perfect or even better.
Join NHLA Chief Inspector Dana Spessert for a condensed and elementary explanation of the NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Rules. He discusses the basic principles behind the measuring and classification of lumber for various end-uses such as millwork, cabinetry, flooring, and more. Common characteristics of hardwoods that may or may not be allowed with the NHLA grading system are also discussed.
This Webinar is sponsored by Ally Global Logistics, LLC
Join NHLA for a trade case review from the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA). Betsey Natz, CEO of KCMA, hosts this webinar that covers topics, including a review of Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties and trade cases on imports of cabinets, vanities, and components from China.
Who should attend: Any domestic manufacturer of cabinetry/component parts or companies that provide wood products to these industries.
Ever changing hardwood log prices can affect your bottom line. But what if, there was a way to identify the true value of the log and realize the profit potential? Join NHLA Chief Inspector, Dana Spessert, Ed Thomas of the U.S Forest Service and Urs Buehlman of Virginia Tech for a discussion on hardwood profit recovery.
What you’ll learn:
* How to determine which log size and species are best suited for your sawmill production.
* How to predict outcomes.
* Are you paying too much for your logs?
* What area should you be monitoring in the sawmill.
Steve Zambo (CEO of the AGL Group) hosts this webinar on the basics of exporting. If you are looking to get into the export space, are new to the export space, or have basic questions regarding exporting, this webinar is for you. Steve will discuss some of the pitfalls to avoid as an organization that is new to exporting.
This webinar will give you perspective on crosstie markets, the Rail Tie Association, and how to become more involved in the industry. Attendees will learn how important tie production is to the overall market, industry, and economy of our country; gain a broad understanding of the market; develop a working knowledge of tie type, grade, and the defects that determine grade; and wood species used in ties.
Established in 1898, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) is the leading international trade association representing the hardwood industry.
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