This is a seminar for those who not only seek to understand the theory behind wood drying, but also want to receive practical, proven and economical ways to improve their own drying operations.
The workshop is packed with valuable and important information that will help you better understand the drying process and help make your operations more efficient. The workshop will focus on advanced concepts led by industry expert Dr. Eugene Wengert and his vast knowledge of the wood products industry. The focus will be on the advanced drying concepts that will improve your operation and overall wood quality.Who Should Attend?
Lumber Yard Supervisors, Production Supervisors, Plant Managers, Kiln Operators, Predryer Operators and anyone with an interest in
advanced drying techniques.
Participants attending the Advanced course should have prior kiln drying experience or have completed the Kiln Drying short course.
Location Northcentral Technical College Antigo Campus Wood Technology Center of Excellence 312 Forrest Avenue, Antigo, Wis., 54409Agenda:
Thursday, August 14 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Objectives and Advanced Drying Concepts
- The objectives of drying
- How well do you know drying?
- Factors to consider that affect drying
- How to measure incoming lumber quality
Friday, August 15
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Lumber shrinkage
- Equalizing and conditioning
- Steaming walnut and other species for color
- How to accurately predict the average and spread
of moisture content for the entire load
- Practical ideas to shorten dry time
- Making quality dry lumber measurements
- How drying affects yields, gluing and machining
- How to evaluate your own drying operation
Dr. Eugene Wengert
Emeritus Professor, Wood Processing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
President, The Wood Doctor’s Rx, LLC
As a former professor and extension specialist at Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a researcher at the US Forest Products Lab, Gene teaches practical wood processing classes and seminars throughout the year for the wood products industry, including sawing, edging, grading, drying, machining and gluing.
Gene is the author of eight practical books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry. Registration Information:
$100 for Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association Members
$125 for Non-MembersHotel Information:
Super 8 Hotel
535 Century Avenue, Antigo
A room with two queen beds and light housekeeping services during the week. A full breakfast consisting of cereal, breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal and pastries is provided.Holiday Inn Express
2407 Neva Road, Antigo
A single room with two Queen Beds for single or double occupancy. A full hot breakfast plus cereal, fruits and pastries is provided.
For either option, call the hotel directly and ask for the Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association rateFor More Information or Registration:http://www.glkda.org/uploads/2014_GLKDA_Advanced_Drying_Course.pdfLinkback: http://www.kilndrying.org/training-events/10/glkda-advanced-drying-course/632/