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Past NEKDA Meetings


2019 Fall - West Lebanon, New Hampshire

2019 Spring - Keene, New Hampshire

  • some Plant Tour photos - Cersosimo Lumber, Allard Lumber
  • "Kiln Operator's Clinic" - Spring 2019
  • Managing Wet Bulb Depression, Jason Ayer, Cersosimo Hardwick Kilns
  • Treatments to Control Stain, Steve Anderson, Contechem
  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Technology, Chuck Clerici, Efficiency Vermont
  • Heat Treatment of Lumber, Matt Pomery, NELMA
  • Boiler Water Quality, Mike Weiland and Tom Hageman, Clarity Water Technologies
  • The Science of Burning Wood Chips – pine, mixed hardwood, Dave Nichols, Technical Services

2018 Fall - Southbridge, Massachusetts

  • some Plant Tour photos - Hull Forest Products
  • "Kiln Operator's Clinic" - Fall 2018
  • Kiln Controllers, Selection and Use – Expert Panel Presentation and Discussion

                                        Tom Graber, Baillie Lumber, Smyrna, NY

                                        Jason Ayer, Hardwick Kilns/Cersosimo Lumber, Hardwick, MA

  • An Update on The Mayflower II Restoration, Terry Connors, University of Kentucky
  • Lumber Handling – Modern, Efficient Equipment and Techniques, Geoff Gannon, TS Manufacturing
  • Drying White Oak Barrel Staves – practical experiences and applications, Terry Connors, University of Kentucky
  • USDA Inspectors – What do they look for?, Eric Chamberlin, USDA, APHIS

  • Moisture Meters, Best Selection and Use, Zane Yuhas, Delmhorst Instrument

  • Air Flow for Different Species – Quality, Productive Drying with Energy Savings, Bill Smith, SUNY  ESF

2018 Spring - Sayre, Pennsylvania

  • some Plant Tour photos - Wagner Lumber and Masco Cabinets
  • "Kiln Operator's Clinic" - Spring 2018
  • Kiln Maintenance and Repair - Expert Panel Discussion
  • Safety – Kilns and Mills – Peter Sformo, W.J. Cox
  • Water Quality, Treatment and Boiler Performance for Dry Kiln Operations – Mike Weiland, Clarity Water Technologies
  • Impact of Climate Change on Kiln Drying Quality Lumber - Chuck Ray, Penn State
  • The Importance of Drying Quality to Cabinet Manufacturing - Don Fetzer, Masco Cabinetry
  • Using Radiant Heaters to Maintain Desired Dry Storage EMC - Mike Lieb, PennRadiant; Jason Lyon, Bingaman Lumber

2017 Fall - Waterville, Maine

2016 Fall - Shelburne, New Hampshire

2016 Spring - Concord, New Hampshire

  • "Kiln Operator's Clinic" - Spring 2016
  • Controlling Drying and Maintaining Quality using Anchor Seal wax and Shade-Dri UV Resistant Polypropylene Mesh Fabric, Peter Duerden, U*C Coatings, Buffalo, NY
  • An Update on Heat Treatment for Export, Matt Pomeroy, NeLMA, Cumberland Center, ME
  • Safety around Lumber Mill and Kiln Operations, Scott Lawson, The Lawson Group, Concord, NH
  • HRV – Heat Recovery Vents for Kilns, Jeremy Howard, NYLE Dry Kilns, Brewer, ME
  • Steam – Basics and Troubleshooting Coils and Traps, George Moynihan, R.L. Stone Co., West Newbury, MA; Michel Poulin, Armstrong Heat Transfer Group, Granby, Quebec; Dennis Ford, F.W. Webb, Concord, NH

2015 Fall - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2015 Spring - Presque Isle, Maine

2014 Fall -

2014 Spring - Brattleboro, Vermont

2013 Fall - Elmira, NY - joint New England and Keystone Kiln Drying Associations

2013 Spring - West Lebanon, NH

2012 Fall - Waterville, NE

2012 Spring - Middletown, CT


2011 Fall - Rutland, VT

2011 Spring - Oneonta, NY

2010 Fall - Shelburne, NH

2010 Spring - Keene, NH

2009 Fall - Andover, MA

2009 Spring - Lake Placid, NY

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2007 Fall

2007 Spring

2006 Fall

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2005 Fall

2005 Spring