Webinar Series: Improving Log-to-Lumber Production

As COVID-19 continues to restrict our face-to-learning opportunities, NHLA continues to meet the educational needs of the hardwood industry. Last month, NHLA hosted a 4-part Kiln Drying webinar series presented by Dr. Gene Wengert. The series was a great success, and we are happy to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with Dr. Wengert to offer more educational opportunities.

This month, we are offering a webinar series designed to help sawmills achieve the maximum return on log-to-lumber production.  The webinar instruction will follow the book co-authored by Dr. Wengert entitled “Sawing, Edging and Trimming Hardwood Lumber, Putting Theory into Practice.”

The webinar series is offered FREE to the hardwood community THANKS to the support of TS Manufacturing.

Webinar 1: Sawing Hardwood Logs for Grade & Yield

Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 10am – 11:30am Central (8am Pacific, 11am Eastern)
Price: FREE

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE EVENT*

Sawmill operators are always looking for ways to recover as much yield as possible from every log. Join NHLA and Dr. Gene Wengert to discover the opportunities for improving grade and yield of your hardwood logs. During this webinar, these fundamental questions will be answered:

What is the best opening face of the log?
What is it worth to have the best face versus just roll-it, dog-it, and saw-it?
What size is the opening face?
When should taper sawing be used?
When to turn a log and what face is next?

Presenters:
Dr. Eugene Wengert, President of The Wood Doctor RX, LLC and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin
Mr. Dana Spessert, NHLA Chief Inspector

Webinar Q&A

Feel free to send your questions to the presenters prior to the webinar, as we have saved time for questions and answers (Q&A) at the end. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

Webinar 2: Improving Edging & Trimming Practices for Maximum Return

 

Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 10-11:30am Central (8am Pacific, 11am Eastern)
Price: FREE

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE EVENT*

Edger and trimmer operators must work together to achieve the highest value of hardwood lumber production possible. A typical hardwood edger operator will achieve approximately 80% of the potential value. During this webinar, Dr. Wengert will present guidelines for edging operations that will increase the operator’s performance from an average of 80% to 92% of perfect or even better. Attend this webinar to ensure your company is reaching the maximum return on your log to lumber production

Presenters:
Dr. Eugene Wengert, President of The Wood Doctor RX, LLC and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin
Mr. Dana Spessert, NHLA Chief Inspector

*If you have any questions regarding webinar registration or live access please contact Renee Hornsby at [email protected].