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2020 Kiln Drying Workshop January 6-9, 2020
SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY

Registration Open


Deadline: Friday, December 27, 2019.

This workshop provides practical knowledge about how to effectively kiln dry wood, and focuses on the science behind related wood properties and drying processes.

  • 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 and quality cost?
  • Can you improve and better manage your drying and lumber handling options?

The instruction and topics are of interest and value to novice and experienced kiln operators as well as yard, sales, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing managers. University professors and various industry experts instruct in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our modern kiln.


Reduced rates have been negotiated for the following hotel based on availability and must be made directly to the hotel:

Parkview Hotel - 713 E. Genessee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

In order to recieve the discounted rate of $98, please call the hotel direct at 315-701-2600 and ask for the "SUNY ESF Kiln Drying Workshop" or use the following link: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.33182.html?groupId=A71BD5L0


Parking for participants will be available in ESF's "P-22 Lot". A printable parking pass and map will be distributed prior to the start of the workshop.


Registration Questions:

Katherina Searing
(315) 470-6888/ 6817

Program Questions:

Bill Smith
(315) 470-6832

Kiln Drying Workshop Links

This workshop is sponsored by the SUNY Wood Utilization Service and SUNY-ESF, in cooperation with the New England Kiln Drying Association.