Lumber grading short course offered in Elkins

The West Virginia Wood Technology Center in Elkins is hosting a National Hardwood Lumber Association Lumber Grading Short Course.

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 workshop will include a thorough study and explanation of the NHLA Rules Book, emphasizing the basics of hardwood lumber inspection, with a species specific day devoted to walnut.

This popular workshop gives yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales and office staff, and management level personnel an introduction to lumber inspection. Classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8-12. This short course will be taught by Barry Kibbey, an NHLA national inspector.

The seminar fee includes registration, course materials, NHLA rules book, certificate of completion and lunch each day. Please bring a notebook and a grading stick, if you have one. Please indicate on the registration below which program you will be attending.

Online registration will close Sept. 5. Officials will accept registrations after that date if space allows. For more information call 304-637-7500.