Event Profile

Complete Hardwood Drying Workshop (Fundamentals to Advanced)

Date(s):
May 4 — 7, 2020
Venue:
NHLA
6830 Raleigh LaGrange Rd
Memphis, TN 38134 
Event Website:
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Description:
A dry kiln is only as efficient as the operator who runs it. Is your kiln operator running the kiln facility at its maximum efficiency?

NHLA is introducing a Complete Hardwood Drying Workshop to advance the knowledge and skills of kiln operators, managers, supervisors, and trainees.

Over the first 2½ days, 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).
 
The next 1½ day will focus on advanced techniques and training, including identifying defects (and the causes and cures), how to safely speed-up drying, energy savings, and much more.

Students are encouraged to bring real-life problems for the instructor for evaluation, discussion, and resolution.

This workshop is instructed by "the Wood Doctor" Gene Wengert.

About the Instructor:
Gene Wengert is the President of The Wood Doctor's Rx LLC and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“The Wood Doctor” has been training people in 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 is located just across the street from the NHLA on 1776 Whitten Rd, Memphis, TN 38134.
Click HERE for booking and enter Corporate ID 786890893 to get the discounted rate.

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