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Lumber Quality & Process Control
September 9-10, 2013

Invest in the Future

There is no better investment you can make for the long-term health of your mill than to increase the quality and process control skills of your people.

These programs have earned the reputation for providing practical, mill-tested information that has been applied by producers to make millions of dollars in increased revenues. Most companies who send personnel to these training programs do so year after year. Managers look to them as effective tools for educating supervisors from all areas of the sawmill.

Who should attend?

- Quality Control Supervisors &
  Technicians
- Production Supervisors
- Filing & Maintenance Personnel
- Process Control Technicians
- Key Operators

Workshop Objectives

  1. Insure that production and quality control
    is in balance so that both recovery and production increase.
  2. Recognize and eliminate costly mistakes that rob a company of its maximum profitability.
  3. Fine tune or improve an existing quality and process control program.
  4. Understand how changes in kerf, target, price, wane allowance, etc. interact to influence profitability.
  5. Maintain an effective lumber size-control program.
  6. Learn about new developments in automated size control.
  7. Maintain an effective lumber drying program focused on reducing moisture variability and drying degrade.

What to Expect

There are several key activities that must be accomplished for a Lumber QC program to be successful: managing the quality function, involving employees in problem solving, and finding long-term solutions to problems. Each of these activities support a QC program's basic goal of meeting customer requirements while maximizing the value, recovery, and lumber production. Attendees will have an opportunity to work with topics that address these key activities.

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Lumber Quality Leadership
September 11-12, 2013

This program describes new concepts in quality control and management. Attendees will have the opportunity to go beyond the basics and focus on concepts and ideas that will propel their QC programs to achieve consistently solid results.

What to Expect...
There are several key activities that must be accomplished for a Lumber QC program to be successful: managing the quality function, involving employees in problem solving, and finding long-term solutions to problems. Each of these activities support a QC program's basic goal of meeting customer requirements while maximizing the value, recovery, and lumber production.

Attendees will have an opportunity to work with topics that address these key activities. These topics are listed on the program below.

All topics will be taught by Terry Brown unless otherwise noted.

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Registration Options

Registration made easy! Online registration is now open!

Contact OSU Conference Services to register by phone at 1-800-678-6311 or 541-737-9300. Conference registration fee includes all course materials and refreshments throughout the day(s).

Conference Fees & Cancellation Policy

  • Lumber Quality & Process Control, September 9-10, 2013 - $750
  • Lumber Quality Leadership, September 11-12, 2013 -$850
  • Enroll in both courses for $1600

Cancellation request need to be made in writing no later than August 26, 2013. Requests made on or before August 26, 2013 will receive a full refund of their registration. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made after August 26, 2013. Substitutions may be allowed at any time and special consideration may apply. If either or both of these programs is cancelled, liability of OSU and the Lumber Quality Institute will be limited to the return of your registration fee.

The College of Forestry and OSU Conference Services reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.

Lodging & Directions

Lodging:
Attendees are responsible for all hotel reservations.

Hilton Garden Inn-Corvallis
Reservations may be made online or by contacting the Hilton Garden Inn-Corvallis directly at (541) 752-5000.

Many other area accommodations can be found by browsing the Corvallis Tourism site.


Getting to OSU:
Both programs will be taught in Richardson Hall Room 107, 3180 SW Jefferson Way on the OSU Campus. Parking is available on-campus in designated students lots only. Guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn have access to free parking on hotel property.

Richardson Hall, Room 107 - Oregon State University Campus.

Location and On-Site Registration:
Lumber Quality Process and Control, Richardson Hall 107, Oregon State University
Monday, September 9 - 7:30am Registration, 8:00am Introductions and Welcome

Lumber Quality Leadership, Richardson Hall 107, Oregon State University
Wednesday, September 11 - 7:30am Registration, 8:00am Introductions and Welcome

Program Presented By
Lumber Quality Institute and Wood Science & Engineering Department,
Oregon State University

PROGRAM LEADER, TERRY BROWN, Director of the Lumber Quality Institute, is the recognized industry expert in the lumber quality control field. He brings to these programs more than 35 years of experience in helping sawmill personnel solve quality and production-related problems. He is known for his practical and down-to-earth teaching style that communicates to personnel at all levels.

Terry is the editor/author of the book Quality Control in Lumber Manufacturing and has conducted quality control training programs for sawmill personnel in North America and around the world.

A cooperative program between the Lumber Quality Institute and the Wood Science & Engineering Department at Oregon State University: