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  • 2013 NEKDA and KKDA joint Fall Meeting
    • This Fall our New England Kiln Drying Association is meeting jointly with the Keystone Kiln Drying Association. We anticipate a great turnout, and plenty of opportunity to learn and discuss drying questions and issues with technical experts, equipment vendors and industry peers. Our program includes a couple of interesting plant tours, excellent technical presentations, vendor displays, stress relief, and the Kiln Operator's Clinic.

      The meeting is being held Wednesday and Thursday November 13 & 14 in Elmira, NY at the Holiday Inn; $115 s/d, $125 king - please call 607-734-4211 promptly, before 10/19. Be sure to let them know you are with the NEKDA / KKDA kiln drying group.

    • 2013 Fall Meeting Registration (pdf)
    • 2013 Fall Meeting Program (pdf)
    • email or phone 315/470-6832 for information about vendor displays of other questions.
  • Wednesday November 13
  • Thursday November 14
    • Technical Presentations
    • Business Meeting


2013 NEKDA Membership Directory (pdf)





















Wayne Cate, 2012 President
H.G.Wood Industries, Bath, NH

William B. Smith, Executive Secretary
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

  • As the economy improves, are you ready to supply the market with the best quality kiln dried lumber?
  • Do you want to better control your drying quality and cost?
  • Can you improve and manage better your drying and lumber handling operations?

Learn about these topics and more at our 2012 Kiln Drying Workshop!

This course will provide practical knowledge about how wood is effectively kiln dried, and scientific background on related wood properties and drying processes. The instruction and topics will be of interest and great value for novice and experienced kiln operators, as well as yard, sales, purchasing, marketing and manufacturing managers. Instruction, by university professors and various industry experts, will be in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our modern kiln.

Register Online Now!

For more information please contact:

Ann Guzman at (315) 470-4940 /

Bill Smith at (315) 470-6832 /

2011 Fall Meeting - November 2 & 3 at the Holiday Inn, in Rutland, VT

  • Dry Kiln Operator’s Clinic

2011 Spring Program

2011 Membership Dues Notice (click for PDF)

NEKDA Newsletter - January 2011 (click for PDF)

2011 Award Applications (click for pdf, due by March 7)

2010 Fall Technical Program presentations - (click to view pdf)



  • NEKDA Membership Directory - Our 2010 NEKDA Membership Directory is now available.
  • Spring 2010 Meeting - We had a great spring meeting in Keene, NH. Cersosimo Lumber hosted a very interesting tour of their pine and hardwood mills and drying operations in Brattleboro. And we had excellent presentations during our technical sessions as well as a full session of questions, answers and discussion during our Kiln Operator's Clinic.
  • Spring 2010 Meeting Technical Presentations - Click here to view technical presentations from our spring meeting.
  • Fall 2009 Meeting - We had a successful fall meeting in Andover, MA. Holt & Bugbee hosted an interesting and informative tour of their drying and manufacturing operations in Tewksbury. And we had a number of excellent technical presentations, along with our stimulating Kiln Operator's Clinic questions and discussion.
  • Fall Meeting Technical Presentations - Click here to view the technical presentations from our fall meeting.

  • Our 2009 Bill Rice Acheivement Award was presented to Scott Ferland, Cersosimo Lumber, Brattleboro, VT, by NEKDA Life Member, former President, former Executive Secretary, and Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Rice (below).

April 7-8, 2009, Lake Placid, NY

Email or call 315/470-6832 with questions or for registration information.

Our NEKDA Spring Meeting will be April 7 and 8, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in beautiful Lake Placid, New York . We will tour Ward Lumber in Jay, NY, and have an excellent technical program for our meeting. Please get out your pen and mark your calenders, call the Crown Plaza at 518/523-2556 or 800/874-1980 to make reservations and mail in your meeting registration. We look forward to seeing you in Lake Placid!

Check out the Spring Meeting page for more information.

2009 Dues

Dues for 2009 are payable with the enclosed notice at the rate of $60 for Supporting Member Firm Membership or $20 for an Individual Membership. Your membership and contributions are most appreciated and enable the NEKDA to maintain its activities, mission and service to the wood drying and processing industry. Your prompt mailing of the updated membership forms and payment will insure correct listing in the 2008 Membership Directory. Please note the information about your products and services being requested to make our Directory more useful to customers and suppliers. Also, to facilitate electronic communication, please provide email addresses.

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