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Welcome to the NEKDA

2019 Fall Meeting - October 29-30, West Lebanon, NH

at the Fireside Inn and Suites Hotel (click for website) $99.95 per night

        West Lebanon, NH  | 603/298-5900

        Meeting Registration form (pdf)

        Meeting Program (pd

        Our New England Kiln Drying Association Fall Meeting is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30 in West Lebanon, NH at the Fireside Inn & Suites, and we hope you can attend.

        Please call the Hotel directly at 603/298-5900 for overnight room reservations, referencing the NEKDA for our special rate of $99.95 (s/d) per night, which includes full hot and cold breakfast buffet.

        We have great plant tours on Tuesday morning in nearby Springfield, NH of

        our Kiln Operator’s Clinic Tuesday afternoon and technical presentations on Wednesday morning including:

        • Lumber Handling and Management Best Practices to Control Stain; a panel discussion
        • SFI Certification
        • Steam Technology and Utilization – Fundamentals and Applications
        • Managing Variable Speed Drives
        • Mass Timber – An Introduction and Opportunitie

         

        2019 Officers and Board Members

    • President, Dan Avery, Gutchess Lumber
    • 1st Vice President, Chuck Sackett, King Forest Industries
    • 2nd Vice President, Jim Parker, Vacutherm
    • Executive Secretary Bill Smith, SUNY ESF Wood Products
    • Treasurer Bob Pope, USNR Irvington Moore
    • Resident Clerk (State of MA) Jason Ayer, Hardwick Kilns
    • Past President, Larry Lashway, Lashway Lumber
    • Board Members -
      • 2019, Adrian Smith, HHP
      • 2019, Jeremy Howard, NYLE
      • 2020, Jake Siedel, Kennebec Lumber
      • 2020, Tom Fletcher, Hull Forest Products
      • 2012, Peter Duerden, U*C Coatings
      • 2021, Tom Martin, Cersosimo Lumber

    Past Meeting Presentations - Please look to the Past Meeting link (to the right) to see some of the topics presented.

    Click here to view the technical presentations from our past meetings.

  • Useful books and articles on Lumber Drying, Wood Properties and Manufacturing, and Wood Science.
  • Dry Kiln Workshop.
  • Our 2010 Jim Catterick Award was presented to Everett Rockwell, North Hudson Woodcraft, Dolgeville NY.
  • Our 2010 Bill Rice Acheivement Award was presented to Mark Strail, Harden Furniture, McConnellesville, NY, by NEKDA Life Member, former President, former Executive Secretary, and Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Rice (below).
  • Mark Strail
    Tom Graber
    Scott Ferland
  • Our 2009 Jim Catterick Award was presented to Tom Graber, Baillie Lumber, Smyrna, NY, by NEKDA 2009 President Jeremy Jacquet (below).
  • 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).