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Kiln Assistant

April 30th and May 1st, 2018
*Originally offered Spring of 2017

In this course, students will become prepared to assist senior kiln operators with day-to-day operation. Employees with these skills will be capable of understanding how kilns work, reading kiln schedules, preparing and monitoring kiln samples, and operating a kiln under the direction of a senior operator. Importantly, students will also learn to identify problems that require the advice of a senior kiln operator.

Registration for one participant for this two day course is $495.

Kiln Data Management

May 2nd and 3rd, 2018
*New course in Data Collection and Analysis

In this new course designed for anyone with an interest data driven kiln management, experienced industry consultants will provide instruction on how to collect, compile and interpret data. No prior experience with data analysis is needed because we will start with the basics and teach students how to store, analyze, and present important measures of kiln performance to their operators, management, and customers.

Registration for one participant for this two day course is $495.

More information

  • Registration closes when courses fill or on April 16th, 2018.
  • Courses will be held at the Clearfield Hampton Inn in Pennsylvania, and a block of rooms is available to participants at a rate of $70 a night (814-765-8300; confirmation code ATL). Participants should arrange their own travel and lodging.
  • Guest Instructor Announcement!

    Sam Richardson and Ed Dorrick will be guest instructors for our introductory-level kiln course titled, "Kiln Assistant" held in Clearfield, PA on Apri 30th and May 1, 2018.

    Sam's esteemed career follows degrees in wood products and engineering, and 30 years of experience in the industry (at Rex Lumber and Bradford Forest Products). Sam currently oversees 23 kilns with 50,000 bd ft of capacity, and has trained many operators through his official capacities (both at U Pitt, and in the industry), and though his unofficial capacities at various kiln organizations including the K.K.D.A. and N.E.K.D.A.

    Ed's career in kiln drying spanned 44 years as of his retirement last year, and Ed is one of the best known operators in the region. During his career at Rex Lumber Company he operated six kilns with a total of 200,000 bd ft capacity. He has served the kiln drying community in many ways including as the K.K.D.A. president and he was recognized as a recipient of the 2005 Jim Catterick Industrial Award from the N.E.K.D.A.

    Ed and Sam will provide essential industry know-how about what senior kiln operators want to see from their assistants when they're absent due to a meeting, illness, or vacation.

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  • If you must register more than one participant, change quantity on the next page.
  • Registration includes a 10% non-refundable processing fee.
  • Cancellations must occur or before April 16th, 2018, or no refunds will be possible.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes due to under-enrollment (for a full refund).
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