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Planning for the 2018 Fall Meeting is ongoing. The technical session will be hosted and a tour will be given by Jordan Lumber Company.   Jordan Lumber has continuous pine kilns that measure moisture content during drying.  The program is still being developed so there will be additions to the agenda listed below.


WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 8 – Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

WHERE:         Technical Session at Jordan Lumber Human Resource Building,

                        located at 1939 NC-109, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306

                        Tour #1 – Jordan Lumber, Mount Gilead, NC

                        Tour #2 – TBA

Thursday – November 8, 2018

1:00 PM Technical Session

  • KDS Windsor System for Measuring Moisture Content in Continuous Dry Kilns, by Rob Girardi, Kiln Drying Systems and Components, Hendersonville, NC.
  • Moisture Measurement and Data Analysis, by Ron Smith, Wagner Meters, Rogue River, OR.
  • Speaker TBD

4:00 Troubleshooting Q & A Roundtable

  • Bring your drying problem examples

4:30 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Business Meeting

6:00 Dinner – The Tillery Tradition Country Club, 214 Tradition Dr., Mt. Gilead, NC 27306  Dinner is sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club

Meeting will adjourn from Tour #2

REGISTRATION:  To preregister download the registration form (click here). Cutoff date to register is November 2nd.  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 prepay by sending a check payable to the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club and mail it to Phil Mitchell, NC State University, Campus Box 8003, Raleigh, NC  27695-8003.  You can either FAX the completed form to (919-515-6302) or email the form to Phil Mitchell ( to let us know you are coming so that we can plan the dinner. You can still pay (cash or check) at the door, but it makes our job easier if you pay-in-advance.

HOTEL: The meeting hotel will be the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES, 500 Leonard Avenue, Albemarle, North Carolina.  The hotel’s phone number is (704) 986-2100.  You must make your own hotel reservations if you plan to attend.  Ask for the DRY KILN CLUB rate of $99.00 per room per night plus tax.  The hotel cutoff date to get this special rate is October 18, 2018.   Please make your hotel reservations now so you are not left without a room.


If you signed up as an SEDKC member before June 2017 you received via email the 2017 SEDKC membership directory.  Your name and company details will carry over to the 2018 SEDKC Membership Directory unless you update it or let me know that I need to delete it.  Remember, there is no cost to be an SEDKC member.  Those who have not joined can sign up now for the 2018 SEDKC Membership Directory.  Simply fill out the form and tell us about your lumber drying equipment and capacity.  If you do not dry lumber but have an interest in lumber drying, you can still be a member…but you must fill out the form !

To reach the membership form click here or go to