Just For the Wood Industry

Compare Costs of Different Fuels for Drying Lumber - Paper presented at the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology.

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For Forest Products Companies

We offer the following training/workshops for forest products companies' employees in Lincoln, Tillamook, Clatsop, and *surrounding Counties:

16-hour Lumber Drying (2-days)

Covered lumber in front of a track kilnCalculate energy costs of alternative fuels and estimate lumber drying costs for your mill with this calculator.






8-hour Introduction to Lean Manufacturing (1-day)

Lean manufacturing simulation exerciseLean manufacturing results of first simulation


8-hour Introduction/Review of Statistical Process Control (1-day)

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8-hour Wood as a Raw Material (1-day)

E-scan softwood and hardwood

The host company will be responsible for morning and afternoon break refreshments and lunch.

Cost recovery: Only cost recovery is being charged for the workshops. There is no cost for the instructor but you will be charged for mileage (currently $0.55/mi), printed material, per diem and lodging if an overnight stay is necessary.

The instructor is Jim Reeb who has 9 years of experience working in the forest industry and has been working with the forest products industry for more than 30 years. He has taught over 200 workshops to over 4,000 industry employees, landowners and the public.

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