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Apr 28, 2016

NC State Announces 2016 NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Workshop

NHLA HARDWOOD LUMBER GRADING WORKSHOP Sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln ClubJune 14 – 16, 2016NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC The value of “rules conscious” employees is a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This three-day workshop will include a… 

Feb 29, 2016

May 2016 Graduates Looking for Full-Time Employment: Summer Interns Available

NC State University’s Sustainable Materials and Technology (SMT) program (formerly the Wood Products program) is part of the Forest Biomaterials Department.  SMT is an applied material science and engineering program focused on the economic, environmental, and social attributes of renewable materials (of which wood is the premier sustainable material). Our program provides specialized training and hands… 

Jan 27, 2016

NC State announces Dry Kiln Operator’s Workshop to be held in May

ANNUAL HARDWOOD DRY KILN OPERATOR’S SHORT COURSESponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 17 – 20, 2016NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  It will have value for the beginner as well as experienced kiln operators… 

Sep 14, 2015

Finding a Local Sawmill and Dry Kiln

NCSU Wood Products Extension is frequently asked if we know of a local sawmill, or a nearby custom dry kiln. The best source of information that we use comes from the website www.woodweb.com. Small sawmills and dry kiln businesses can self-list their products and services for free at that web site My colleague Harry Watt… 

Aug 17, 2015

Short Course on Dehumidification Drying of Lumber

October 8-9, 2015North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North Carolina Registration Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015 (5PM EDST), limit 25 attendees. Dehumidification drying can produce high quality kiln dried lumber with a small capital investment.  This short course will provide practical knowledge about using dehumidification to produce kiln dried lumber, and the scientific background on related wood… 

Aug 7, 2015

Forest Products Manufacturing is Important to the Biobased Products Economy

Wood Products Extension collaborated with Duke University’s Center for Sustainability and Commerce and NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative to produce, “An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: A Report to the Congress of the United States of America.” This technical report was prepared for the US Department of Agriculture BioPreferred® program and… 

Aug 7, 2015

Quality Index Developed for Northern Red Oak Logs Based Upon Green Lumber Yields

The Quality Index is a timber measure that dates to the 1940s. It is a single number that expresses the relative value of a log as determined by the value of different grades of 4/4 lumber that can be sawn from it. A great deal of research on Quality Indexes was conducted by the US… 

Jun 8, 2015

NC State Announces NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Workshop

NHLA HARDWOOD LUMBER GRADING WORKSHOP Sponsored by the SouthEastern Dry Kiln ClubJuly 21 – 23, 2015NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC The value of “rules conscious” employees is a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This three-day workshop will include a… 

Apr 8, 2015

NC State Announces Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course to be Held in May

ANNUAL HARDWOOD DRY KILN OPERATOR’S SHORT COURSESponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 19 – 22, 2015NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  It will have value for the beginner as well as experienced kiln operators… 

Mar 6, 2015

Wood Products Extension Partners to Define the Economic Contributions of the Biobased Products Industry

Earlier this year Wood Products Extension was approached by members of Duke University’s Center for Sustainability and Commerce and North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management to collaborate on the project, “An Economic and Environmental Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry.” This will be a follow-up to an earlier report released in October,…