Productivity & Efficiency 

A Conference By Timber Processing

Sponsored By The Southern Forest Products Association

 

Timber Processing & Energy Expo

About The Conference

Co-located with the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition (EXPO 2021) in Atlanta, Ga., Productivity & Efficiency: A Conference By Timber Processing, Sponsored By The Southern Forest Products Assn. will be a single day featuring 16 dynamic, topical presentations for the lumber industry. A mix of equipment suppliers, consultants and mill personnel, the August 12th conference presentations will cover project implementation, lumber recovery and a two-part in-depth look at continuous dry kilns. Full agenda slated to be released May 12.

Register for EXPO 2021, presented by the Southern Forest Products Assn. at sfpaexpo.com/registration.

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Concurrent Sessions

AUGUST 12, 2021

9:30 – 11:30 am

ROOM A 

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Turnkey sawmill construction and startup projects have taken the industry by storm, but not to be forgotten are the piecemeal equipment and technology installations that serve as periodic transfusions, not only in older mills but also in those turnkey mills once the shine has worn off. Four speakers will address the most efficient approaches to an effective installation and startup of an area of your mill.

 

1:30 – 3:30 pm

ROOM A 

LUMBER RECOVERY

Numerous factors drive lumber recovery performance, beginning with the size of logs feeding into the saw lines, and including technologies in the mill from optimization of process parameters to thin-kerf sawing, and a supportive and encompassing lumber recovery data review and input program. Four speakers will address these and numerous other factors that should come into play.

 

  • “Maximizing Lumber Recovery In Modern Sawmill Operations,” Mike Steele, OSORNO

9:30 – 11:30 am

ROOM B

CONTINUOUS DRY KILN WARS!

Maybe it’s not a war, but more and more equipment companies, domestic and international, have entered the continuous dry kilns market. From a distance these kilns may all look alike, but each CDK supplier brings a different approach supported by crucial if not patented input from lumber producers. Morning and afternoon sessions will each feature four speakers who address ongoing developments with continuous dry kilns and what makes each of them unique and efficient.

 

  • “Everything You Want To Know About Dual Path Continuous Dry Kilns, But Are Too Afraid To Ask,” Doug Tinsley, Tinsley Consulting & Furman Brodie, Charles Ingram Lumber

1:30 – 3:30 pm

ROOM B

CONTINUOUS DRY KILN WARS!

Maybe it’s not a war, but more and more equipment companies, domestic and international, have entered the continuous dry kilns market. From a distance these kilns may all look alike, but each CDK supplier brings a different approach supported by crucial if not patented input from lumber producers. Morning and afternoon sessions will each feature four speakers who address ongoing developments with continuous dry kilns and what makes each of them unique and efficient.

2021 Speakers

Everything You Want To Know About Dual Path Continuous Dry Kilns, But Are Too Afraid To Ask

Doug Tinsley, Tinsley Consulting & Furman Brodie, Charles Ingram Lumber

Brodie and Tinsley will cover the essential reasons for using a dual path continuous dry kiln and the advancements made to improve their efficiency and safety. This isn’t rocket science but it is real interesting and a lot of fun. As these kilns have evolved we have increased their capabilities by taking advantage of changes in their design and operation. Discussion will also explain how we evolved from the basic dual path dry kiln to today’s Norev dual path dry kiln and its advantages.

Maximizing Lumber Recovery In Modern Sawmill Operations

Mike Steele, OSORNO

In this discussion, Steele will review the critical role lumber recovery has as a driver of financial performance in sawmill operations, and the opportunities to dramatically improve results that, all too often, go unaddressed. As we look at the role that each department (sawmill, kilns, planer) play in maximizing recovery, reviewing the key levers that mills should focus on, and discuss common weaknesses that persist across the industry. Finally, highlighting new opportunities available in the big-data-landscape of the modern mill, and discuss the levels of performance that you should expect from your operation.