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Training / Events / West Coast Dry Kiln Association 2016 Fall Meeting
« Last post by admin on September 20, 2016, 02:45:38 PM »
Training / Events / NEKDA 2016 Fall Meeting
« Last post by admin on September 20, 2016, 02:39:59 PM »
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Job Postings / Kiln Operator Trainee - Philomath, OR
« Last post by admin on September 20, 2016, 02:00:04 PM »
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America.
Georgia-Pacific’s Philomath, Oregon facility is seeking a dedicated and reliable employee to fill our Forklift/Kiln Operator Trainee. Pay begins at $17.19 per hour.
Basic qualifications include:
  • Must be forklift certified to ensure kiln charges are loaded and broken down.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and work weekends and holidays when needed.
  • Must be able to adhere to plant and departmental safety and environmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to operate the Verticut and perform maintenance when kilns are not operating.
  • Work schedule is every other Thursday 6pm-6am and Fri-Sat-Sun 6pm-6am.

Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend basic English in order to cross train and fill in at a variety of job locations.
Prior experience working in a sawmill, with similar equipment or in similar industrial production jobs will be a benefit when competing for this position but is not necessary.
All candidates must be team oriented, motivated and actively participate in and promote a safe working environment. Must be capable of wearing all OSHA mandated safety equipment required for this job.

For more information or to apply click here]]click here and enter job #043698

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Training / Events / Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Fall 2016 Meeting
« Last post by admin on September 14, 2016, 07:53:31 AM »

Southeastern Dry Kiln Club

Oct. 27 – 28, 2016
Waynesville, NC Area
Planning for the Fall 2016 Meeting is nearly complete.  Meeting details follow.
Thursday – October 27, 2016
1:00 PM Technical Session – Haywood Community College – West Campus, 23 Hendrix Street, Waynesville, NC (Room 113)

    Fans and Fan Systems:  do you have enough air?  by Alan Robbins, USNR Drying System Product Manager
    Sapstain and Sapstain Prevention, by Mike Freeman, Consulting Independent Wood Scientist in Wood Preservation
    Using Differential Shrinkage to Estimate Cupping, and other Software, by Phil Mitchell, NC State University

4:00 Troubleshooting Q & A Roundtable
4:30 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Business Meeting
5:30 Dinner at the Rendezvous Restaurant located in Maggie Valley Inn
Sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
Friday – October 28, 2016
Plant Tours
Tour #1 – Oaks Unlimited, Waynesville, NC
Tour #2 – Canton Sawmill, Canton, NC
Meeting will adjourn from Canton Sawmill
REGISTRATION:  To preregister download the registration form (click here)  You can either FAX the completed form to (919-513-3496) or let Phil Mitchell ( at 919-515-5581 or know you are coming so that we can plan the dinner.  Cutoff date to register is October 19th.  The registration fee is $40 per person.  This includes the meeting space and dinner (alcoholic beverages are not covered).   There is no registration fee for spouses (or significant other) of members, or retired and lifetime members. Please prepay by sending a check payable to the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club to Phil Mitchell, NC State University, Campus Box 8003, Raleigh, NC  27695-8003.  You can still pay (cash or check) at the door, but it makes our job easier if you pay-in-advance.
HOTEL: The meeting hotel where we will have dinner is the MAGGIE VALLEY INN, 70 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751.   The hotel’s phone number is (866) 926-0201. You must make your own hotel reservations if you plan to attend.  Ask for the SE DRY KILN CLUB rate of $83.75 per room per night plus tax.  The hotel cutoff date to get this special rate is October 20th.   Please make your hotel reservations now so you are not left without a room.

For more information please visit (SEDKC Website)
Training / Events / 5-Day Kiln Drying Seminar
« Last post by admin on September 09, 2016, 09:03:20 AM »
5-Day Kiln Drying Seminar

UBC – Centre for Advanced Wood Processing will be hosting a comprehensive, hands-on workshop on drying technology. This highly regarded workshop discusses the key processes and concepts involved in drying wood. Beginning with wood properties and moisture movement, students will become familiar with kiln design considerations, drying schedules, and kiln loading considerations. Other topics include drying with air, drying degrade, lumber storage, and handling, control systems, and power plants.

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Industry Articles / Dry Kiln Schedules for Commerical Woods
« Last post by M Gallahar on August 30, 2016, 08:09:21 AM »
The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service published this report containing kiln schedules for temperate and tropical wood.
Industry Articles / Increasing Kiln Productivity
« Last post by M Gallahar on August 30, 2016, 08:06:48 AM »
This presentation by Joe Denig at NC State University in Raleigh, NC addresses methods for increasing kiln productivity.
Training / Events / GLKDA Fall Meeting - Oct. 12-15
« Last post by admin on August 11, 2016, 08:39:06 AM »
The 2016 Fall Meeting will incorporate an Advanced Lumber Drying Workshop and will be held Oct. 12 - 15 in Wausau, WI. Stay tuned for details.

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Training / Events / Dehumidification Drying of Lumber - Short Course
« Last post by admin on August 03, 2016, 02:06:59 PM »
Dehumidification Drying of Lumber - Short Course

When:                   October 6-7, 2016
Where:                  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Registration Deadlines:

Friday, September 9, 2016 early discount fee ends
Friday, October 3, 2016 final registration day, limit 25 attendees.

Dehumidification drying can produce high quality kiln dried lumber with a small capital investment.  This short course will provide practical knowledge about using dehumidification to produce kiln dried lumber, and the scientific background on related wood properties. It will have value for those kiln operators beginning to operate a dehumidification kiln and those considering the purchase of a dehumidification kiln. Instruction, by university faculty, will be both in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our 1000 BF laboratory dry kiln equipped with a commercial lumber dehumidification system. For more details:

Moisture Variability / Re: Drying 2
« Last post by Steve Morse on June 30, 2016, 08:55:37 AM »
Bonedry I have and usally am running two differant products in my continuous kiln. In the past I have had 6x6 on one track and 5/4x6 on the other. What you will see is that a very slow rate on your timbers (say 1.5' per hour) but will make up time on you 5/4 From say 5' per hour to 6' or more). This is due to temp in the kiln rising. If your temp keeps getting hotter you need to adjust your speeds on your side that has demensional lumber. the temp you set your Kiln at is what you want to maintain. If it gets high or low its giving you a sign that the lumber is wet or dry. This is just a way I see whats going on with out a big surprise when the product starts exiting the Kiln. You want to make sure the fans in you main chamber are reversing every 2-4 hours. I prefer 2. This is just some things I have found with our Kiln going on 6 years old.
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