Title: Professor and Wood Products Specialist
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Expertise: Wood Products Extension
Specialization and Interests
My interests focus on wood products manufacturing in the Wisconsin and global forest products industry. I work closely with the wood products industry in Wisconsin. Current projects focus on forest products markets, wood product life-cycle analysis, and wood manufacturing process improvement; all strategies for remaining competitive within a global forest products marketplace. I have also worked closely with the American wood industry to promote the science behind sustainable wood products around the world.
Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course
Byron Center MI. June 3-5, 2013
The Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course — which will be held in Byron Center, MI and is sponsored by LSLA Education and UW-Extension. This class is targeted for the beginner and therefore will be ideal for sawyers, edgermen, trimmermen, grading trainees, sales people, managers and supervisors. Members of Lake States Lumber Association are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to provide employee training and to support the mission of Lake States Lumber Association. For moare information, call Maryanne at the Lakes States Lumber Association at 920-465-3006.
Lumber Drying Fundamentals Short Course
Antigo, Wisconsin. August 5 - 8, 2013
The Lumber Drying Fundamentals Short Course will be sponsored by the Northcentral Technical College in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association.The course is designed to provide basic training for dry kiln operators and supervisors, but anyone desiring to learn more about kiln construction, kiln operation and wood-moisture relations is welcome and encouraged to attend. No previous drying experience or training is necessary. Instruction will include lectures, demonstrations and “hands on” kiln drying experience. Conventional kiln drying of hardwood lumber will be emphasized; however, dehumidification drying, solar drying and air-drying will also be covered. Ample time will be available for group interaction as well as individual consultation. For more information, call the Northcentral Technical College at 715-623-7601.