Timber Processing & Energy Expo

About The Conference

Co-located with the Timber Processing & Energy Expo in Portland, Oregon, Productivity & Efficiency: A Conference By Timber Processing, will be Thursday, September 29, 2022. Presentation topics will include:

  • Sawmill Of The Future: The Future Is Now
  • Project Planning & Implementation: Bring It On

Full agenda will be available July 1.

Registration: $115

2022 Speakers


Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

Chris Brown, Vice President, Mid-South Engineering Co.

Has lumber processing become too complicated? We discuss what the future may hold regarding the balance between manufacturing and maintainability.

Project Planning & Implementation

Vaughn Emmerson, Mechanical Design Engineer, Sierra-Pacific Industries

The Use of Used Equipment In Sawmill Construction & Upgrades

Phil Johnson

As in all sawmill construction, it is vital to have a firm understanding of the volume and characteristics of the raw material. This information, along with a clear plan for the product mix that maximizes both value and volume, will determine the sawmill layout and machinery selection. Then comes the interesting part—finding the proper machinery to fit your needs.

Project Planning & Implementation

Sam Pope, USNR

Digital, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: The Future of Wood Processing Technology

Simon Potvin, President, Wood Processing Division, BID Group

The BID Group is a global leader in operational lifecycle excellence, transformational wood processing technologies, and integrated solutions. They are at the forefront of artificial intelligence and digital solutions in the industry, empowering their customers to achieve and sustain their best overall performance. Wondering what would be the impact of those technologies on your results? In this presentation, Simon Potvin, President of Wood Processing at BID, will present how BID’s latest innovations are becoming a catalyst to the sawmill’s future.