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Welcome to NCSU’s Wood Products Extension New Website & Blog

NCSU’s Wood Products Extension is happy to announce our updated web page and blog. We hope to periodically update this site with news in information relevant to both the wood products industry and the wood consuming public.

North Carolina State University’s Wood Products Extension will conduct the 45th Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina, July 16 – 19, 2013. The course is sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club.  It is designed for beginners or those more experienced operators who want to stay current.  Heavy emphasis is placed on laboratory exercises.  We will dry a charge of yellow poplar lumber during the course and analyze the quality.  Haywood Community College offers excellent facilities including a small kiln in an ideal location.  There will be field trips to nearby drying facilities so operators will have an opportunity to see well run operations.  This is a hands on course – you learn by hearing, seeing, and most importantly – doing !

For more information, contact Phil Mitchell, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8003, Raleigh, NC  27695, telephone (919) 515-5581, email: or you can download the brochure with Registration Information at: