Sept 28-30, 2022
Portland, Oregon

Speakers Announced For Lumber Manufacturing Workshop During TP&EE In Portland


Organizers of the 2014 Timber Processing & Energy Expo, which will be held October 15-17 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore., have announced the list of speakers and presentations for the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop, which will be held Thursday October 16 at the Expo Center.

The Lumber Manufacturing Workshop will include 17 presentations under three categories: Saw Filing & Sawing Performance; Scanning & Optimization; and Sawmill Operations & Quality Control.

The cost of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop is only $75, and includes three-day admittance to the expo floor and a “beer and brat” ticket.

TP&EE hosted 162 exhibitor companies and more than 1,000 attendees from 115 forest products companies and 200 specific mill site operations in 2012. The Workshop Day attracted more than 200 in 2012.

TP&EE is hosted by Timber Processing, Panel World and Wood Bioenergy magazines.

In addition to the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop, a Veneer-Based Manufacturing Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 15 at the Portland Expo Center. The lineup for the Veneer-Based Manufacturing Workshop will be announced soon.

Following is the list of presenters for the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop on October 16. Specific presentation times will be announced later.

Saw Filing & Sawing Performance

An Interactive Session on Small Diameter Saw Design and Optimization
—Norm Brown, WUSA Sales Manager; Dave Purinton, North American Sales Manager, Simonds International

Saw Shop/Filing Room Safety, Automation & Saw Guides
—Allen Hewitt, Sales Manager; Justin Williams, CEO; Williams & White Equipment

Improve Recovery with Optical Precision Alignment
—Thomas Strenge, Technical Services Business Unit Manager; Steve Addington, Precision Alignment Specialist, Brunson Instrument

Scanning & Optimization

Latest Advancements in Grade Optimization and Quality Control Tools
—Ofer Heyman, Director of Operations; Christopher Rollins, Scanner Specialist, Lucidyne Technologies, Inc.

Selecting Appropriate Scan Heads: What Every Sawmill Needs to Consider
—Joey Nelson, President, JoeScan

Revolutionary Grade Optimization in the Bucking and Sawing Process
— Norvin Laudon, CTO, MiCROTEC North America

Linear Lumber Grading Scanner
—Jean Berube, President, VAB Solutions

Full Log Load Scanning and Measurement
—Mario Angel, Regional Manager, Woodtech-North America

Optimization: From Green End To Planer Mill
—Gale Miller, Southeastern Sales Manager, Autolog

Sawmill Operations & Quality Control

Understanding Key Criteria Impacting on Sawing, Positioning, Feeding and Scanning Accuracies
—Joe Shields, Machinery Support Technician, USNR

Characteristics of Top Performing Wood Products Operations
—Bryan Beck, Senior Consultant, The Beck Group

Keep It Going with Better Motion Control Tools
—Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems, Inc.

Lumber Quality Control: Executing and Improving Your Size Control Program
—Terry Brown, Director, Lumber Quality Institute; Nick Barrett, Partner, SiCam System

Optimize Your Production Plan…Optimize Your Optimizers
—Brad Turner, Principal; Alex Rapoport, Principal, HALCO Software Systems Ltd.

Processing Strategies for Maximum Added Value
—Norbert Ott, Sales Engineer, Linck

Proactive Drivers of Quality Control
—Andrew Smith, Director, Trajectre LLC

Supervisor Performance at the Highest Levels
—Robert Landau, Director of Operations, Pöyry Management Consulting

The cost of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop is only $75, and includes three-day admittance to the expo floor and a “beer and brat” ticket.

Those not wishing to attend the workshop can register for free to walk the show floor, or pay $15 to walk the floor and also receive a “beer and brat” ticket.

Click here to register today!

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