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Advanced Hardwood Drying Workshop

Date(s):
October 28 — 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 is instructed by "the Wood Doctor" Gene Wengert.  The class will advance the knowledge and skills of kiln operators, managers, supervisors, and trainees. The workshop will focus on advanced kiln drying techniques and training, including identifying defects (and the causes and cures), how to safely speed-up drying, energy savings, and more.
 
Participants of this workshop must have some experience running drying equipment, as no beginning or basic procedures will be covered.
 
Students are encouraged to bring real-life problems to class for the instructor to evaluate, discuss, and resolve.
 
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:
$150 for members
$225 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 a 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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