September 15-16, 2014
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?
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.
September 17-18, 2014
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.
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
Cancellation request need to be made in writing no later than September 1, 2014. Requests made on or before September 1, 2014 will receive a full refund of their registration. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made after September 1, 2014. 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.
Attendees are responsible for all hotel reservations.
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.
Location and On-Site Registration:
Lumber Quality Process and Control, Richardson Hall 107, Oregon State University
Monday, September 15 - 7:30am Registration, 8:00am Introductions and Welcome
Lumber Quality Leadership, Richardson Hall 107, Oregon State University
Wednesday, September 17 - 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.