Since 1922

Southeastern Dry Kiln Club 

Promoting Professionalism and Knowledge Since 1950

Jim Caldwell, President                                               Nick Girardi, Vice-President               

Granite Hardwoods                                                      Kiln Drying Systems & Components  

Spring 2019 Meeting of the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Announced

SPRING 2019 MEETING

 

WHEN:           Thursday, June 13 – Friday, June 14, 2019

WHERE:         Technical Session at McDowell Tech Community College,

                           634 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752

                          Room 105/106 Universal Advanced Manufacturing Bldg.

                          Tour #1 – NW Hardwoods, Marion, NC

                          Tour #2 – WNC Dry Kilns, Marion, NC

                          Tour #3 – McDowell County Millworks, Marion, NC

Thursday – June 13, 2019

 1:00 PM Technical Session – Universal Advanced Mfg Bldg, McDowell Tech CC

DR. GENE WENGERT will be presenting:

Review of best techniques for…..

  •         Drying white and red oak
  •         Drying hard maple and other white woods
  •         Getting more uniform final MC
  •         Shortening kiln residence time

Dr. Wengert is former Professor and Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech and University of Wisconsin, 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.

4:00 Troubleshooting Q & A Roundtable – Bring your drying problem examples

4:30 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Business Meeting 

5:30 Social Hour 

6:00 Dinner is sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club

 

Friday – June 14, 2019

 Please bring your PPE (hardhat, safety glasses, earplugs) if available.

  • Tour #1 – NW Hardwoods, Marion, NC
  • Tour #2 – WNC Dry Kilns, Marion, NC
  • Tour #3 – McDowell County Millworks, Marion, NC

Meeting will adjourn from Tour #3

REGISTRATIONClick here for Online Registration.   Cutoff date to register is June 6th.  The registration fee is $40 per person.  This includes the dinner.  There is no registration fee for spouses (or significant other) of members, or retired and lifetime members (please contact Phil Mitchell and let him know  your spouse is attending).  Contact Phil Mitchell (phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu) or 919-515-5581 with questions.

HOTEL: The meeting hotel will be the HAMPTON INN, 3560 US-221, Marion, North Carolina.  The hotel’s phone number is (828) 652-5100.  You must make your own hotel reservations if you plan to attend.  Ask for the DRY KILN CLUB rate of $103.00 per room per night plus tax. Please make your hotel reservations now so you are not left without a room.

 

This message will also be posted on the SEDKC website

 

Additional 2019 NC State Wood Products Extension Workshops

National Firewood Workshop, Epsom, NH, June 19 and 20, 2019 (Note Date Change from earlier email). Contact Harry Watt for information (704) 880-3067 or Harry_Watt@ncsu.edu   CLICK HERE for registration and more information.

Upholstery Frame Design and Manufacturing Workshop, Conover, NC, planned for second Thursday in November. Contact Harry Watt for information (704) 880-3067 or Harry_Watt@ncsu.edu

Alternative Forestry Income Streams for Landowners,Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Statesville, NC. Click here for more information.

Alternative Forestry Income Streams for Landowners, Thursday, July 11, 2019, Mills River, NC. Click here for more information.

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