Fall 2019 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting Announced

Fall 2019 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting Announced 

To be held jointly with OVLDA

FALL 2019 MEETING

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 6 – Thursday, November 7, 2019
WHERE:         Technical Session: Cardin Forest Products
2534 Battlecreek Rd. South Pittsburg, TN 37380
Hotel & Registration:  Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites,
                        300 Battlecreek Road, Kimball, TN  37380
Tour #1 – Cardin Forest Products, South Pittsburg, TN  37380
Tour #2 – Brown-Forman Cooperage, Stevenson, AL  35772

Wednesday – November 6, 2019

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Registration (Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Kimball, TN)
12:45 PM –  1:00 PM – Drive to Technical Session at Cardin Forest Products

                                          2534 Battlecreek Rd. South Pittsburg, TN 37380

Technical Session at Cardin Forest Products
1:00 PM – Dr. Gene Wengert, Drying Thick Oak
2:15 PM – Dr. Rado Gazo, Industrial applications of CT scanning hardwood trees, logs and automated grading of lumber.
3:15 PM – Break
3:30 PM – Bobby Ammerman, Machining Defects as they relate to lumber drying.
4:30 PM – Stress Relief
5:30 PM – Dinner & Business Meeting of the OVLDA in the meeting room at Cardin. (Cardin
has graciously offered to host an Alligator BBQ and supply beverages for our meeting.)
7:30 PM – Back at Hotel (Stress Relief in Hospitality Suite)

Thursday – November 7, 2019

Tours – Please bring your PPE (hardhat, safety glasses, earplugs) if available.

8:00 AM – Leave Hotel and Drive to Cardin Forest Products
2534 Battlecreek Rd. South Pittsburg, TN 37380
8:10 AM – 9:40 AM – Tour Cardin Forest Products
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM – Drive to Brown-Forman
46315 US-72 Stevenson, AL 35772
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Tour Brown-Forman
11:30 AM – Lunch at Sugars Ribs (in Chattanooga, TN) (on your own)

REGISTRATION: Registration for this joint SEDKC-OVLDA meeting will be with the OVLDA.  Registration Fee is $60 per person with Registration Deadline of November 1, 2019 (Late registration add $20 per person). Make checks payable to Ohio Valley Lumber Drying Association.  Click here for Registration Form and Meeting Details.
Snacks during the break and dinner during the business meeting Wednesday night will be provided. Breakfast is provided by the hotel as part of your reservation.
HOTEL: A small block of rooms has been reserved on a first come basis at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. The room block will be released on October 23rd. Reservations can be made by calling the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (reduced rate of $85.00+tax per night for the block) at (423)-837-1500. Please use the group code Lumber Drying.