2021 AHMI Fall Conference, October 11-13 in Roanoke, WV
You are invited to Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc.’s 2021 Fall Conference at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV.
This is a great opportunity to network with members of AHMI, the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club, the Penn-York Lumber Club, and the West Virginia Forestry Association.
The event will begin with a Welcome Reception and Dinner on Monday, Oct. 11. The business program will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, and offers:
- Appalachian Hardwood Training Institute – AHMI has partnered with three colleges in the region to develop workforce training specific to the hardwood industry. The project awaits approval from the Appalachian Regional Commission and will offer simple and extensive courses on sawmill equipment and technology to certify workers on job skills. Presentation will be given by community college leaders who are designing the curricula.
- Poplar Cross-Laminated Timber Panel Tests and Next Steps – AHMI is engaged with Virginia Tech on the development and testing of CLT produced from poplar. The tests are complete and VT researchers will discuss the next steps.
- Structural Grading of Hardwood Lumber – Renewable Resources Inc. owner Lon Sibert will offer the basics of structural grades for hardwood lumber. There are potential markets for poplar and other hardwood lumber in mass timber.
There will be golf and sporting clays tournaments on Tuesday afternoon. Golf is set at the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort, an incredible Arnold Palmer Signature Course that offers superb conditions, peaceful surroundings, and an unmatched natural setting. The Stonewall Sporting Clays course features 16 stations as well as five-stand and challenges every shooting skill. Guns, ammo, targets, and a cart for the course is provided.
There will be a second reception and dinner as a group on Tuesday evening beginning at 5:30 pm. The AHMI Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 2:30 pm.
The structural grading workshop is set for Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 8:30 am at AFP Lumber in Buckhannon, WV, is limited to the first 25 participants so please sign up early.
The Stonewall Resort has guidelines in place that follow local, state and federal restrictions for COVID-19. Social distancing will be enforced and masks required in all public areas.
Room reservations should be made by Sept. 18 by contacting the Resort at (304) 269-7400 and ask for the Appalachian Hardwood block or by following this link.
You may register for the Fall Conference online, or by downloading the registration form. Both links are below.
For more information, call AHMI at (336) 885-8315 or visit www.appalachianhardwood.org/meetings.