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Kiln Drying Hardwood Lumber Webinar Series Hosted by Gene Wengert and sponsored by SII Dry Kilns

May 13 — June 3, 2020
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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 series of weekly webinars, instructed by "the Wood Doctor" Gene Wengert, will advance the knowledge and skills of new kiln operators, managers, supervisors, and trainees.
Attendees will learn the fundamentals of kiln drying, including the best practices for measuring quality, proper stacking and air drying, and measuring moisture content (MC). 
Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the instructor through a live chat and are encouraged to bring real-life problems for the instructor for evaluation, discussion, and resolution.
NHLA would like to thank our Webinar Series sponsor, SII Dry Kilns! 
Webinar Schedule
May 13th: Topic 1. Measuring moisture content during drying: weighing and moisture meters.
May 20th: Topic 2. Safe dry wood storage; Control of the dry-wood powderpost beetle.
May 27th: Topic 3. Using moisture content to control the drying process.
June 3rd: Topic 4. Causes and cures for drying defects.
Webinar hours:  10 am - 12 pm (Central Time)
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.
The webinar is free of charge.
Please click HERE to register. 

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