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Complete Hardwood Drying Workshop (Fundamentals to Advanced)

Date(s):
October 26 — 29, 2020
Venue:
NHLA
6830 Raleigh LaGrange Rd
Memphis, TN 38134 
Event Website:
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Description:
This Class is Sponsored by Nyle Dry Kilns
 
Improper drying of lumber can lead to significant losses in yield and value. Drying defects can cost a company thousands of dollars in lost profits and volume.

This workshop, instructed by "the Wood Doctor" Gene Wengert, will advance the knowledge and skills of new kiln operators, managers, supervisors, and trainees.
 
Students will learn the fundamentals of kiln drying, including the best practices for measuring quality, proper stacking and air drying, and measuring moisture content (MC). They will also be trained on advanced techniques, including identifying defects, how to safely speed-up drying, energy savings, and more.
 
Students are encouraged to bring real-life problems for the instructor for evaluation, discussion, and resolution.
 
About the Instructor
 
Gene Wengert is the President of The Wood Doctor's Rx LLC and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been training people in the efficient use of wood for nearly 50 years. Gene is the author of eight practical books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry. He is known for his ability to translate complex technology into practical ideas.
 
Fees:
$400 for members
$500 for non-members
 
LODGING
Candlewood Suites Memphis East
1776 Whitten Rd, Memphis, TN 38134.
Click here for booking and enter Corporate ID 786890893 to get discounted rate.

If you have any questions, please call Carol McElya at 901-399-7563 or email her at c.mcelya@nhla.com.
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