Two programs coming to Atlanta next month can help Southern lumber manufacturers become more efficient and potentially more profitable. The sessions are being presented by the Lumber Quality Institute of Corvallis, Oregon.

On May 5-6, the 31stAnnual Lumber Quality & Process Control Workshop is a must for sawmills seeking to maximize board foot and grade recovery. Featuring newly added material, it provides practical information and up-to-date techniques that will help sawmill personnel to recognize and eliminate costly mistakes, maintain an effective lumber size control program, and learn about real-time lumber size control in use in mills today. This workshop is designed for first-line supervisors, graders, QC personnel, maintenance and filing supervisors.

On May 7-8, the 26thAnnual Lumber Quality Leadership Workshop provides an opportunity to go beyond the basics and focus on concepts and ideas that will propel QC programs to the next level. This workshop describes new concepts in quality control and management. This program is designed for managers, superintendents, QC personnel, and first-line supervisors.

Contact the Lumber Quality Institute of Corvallis, Ore., (541)752-2751.