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Profitable Small Sawmill Workshop Highlights
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Wood Education and Resource Center
Princeton, West Virginia

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Wood Products Extension
http://outreach.cnr.ncsu.edu/ncwood

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Small Sawmill Magazine
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This one day workshop hosted by the WERC on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 in Princeton, WV combined a great networking opportunity with both classroom and outdoor educational opportunities.  This workshop focuses on the key areas of managing a small sawmill operation for profitability-equipment, business management and marketing, log and lumber grading, sawblade selection, lumber drying in yards and kilns, and outdoor demonstrations sawing logs.

Sawmill Magazine is our media sponsor for our WERC workshops.

PA Woodmizer's Marty and Lisa Parsons provided our demonstrations of a portable sawmill and edger.  Woodmizer's website address is www.woodmizer.com.  They also provided the Woodmizer sawmill that Marty offered as a door prize.

This is the Link to download the workshop pdf registration form and brochure.  The cost to attend was $30 payable in advance with the EarlyBird registration on Eventbrite website and $40 after May 23rd, and included a buffet lunch.

Here are some photos from the 2015 Profitable Small Sawmill Workshop:

 

Ed Cesa Speaking WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016


Harry Watt WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016
Dean Curfman WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016
Ed Cesa, WERC Deputy Director welcoming
attendees to the Small Sawmill Workshop

Harry Watt discussing important business issues for operators of small sawmill businesses
Take this link for his business pdf

Take this link for his wood drying pdf-note this slideshow comes from Brian Bond's talk at the WERC in 2014

Dean Curfman discussing his small sawmill operation in Morganton, NC
Take this link for his pdf slideshow
Frank Seaman WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016
Howard Green WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016
Terry Conners WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016

Frank Seaman discussing his small
sawmill opeation in Old Fort, NC

Howard Green discussing his small
sawmill operation in Hinton, WV

Terry Conners of the University of Kentucky discussing marketing issues for small sawmills and the opportunities for sawing crossties out of suitable logs

Take this link for his marketing pdf

Take this link for his crosstie pdf

Buffet Lunch WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016
Lunch WERC Small Sawmill Workshop 2016
Buffet lunch enjoyed by all
Attendees enjoying the buffet lunch
Marty Parsons giving away a Woodmizer Sawmill
at the WERC Small Sawmill Workshop
with Harry Watt of NC State University
Marty and Lisa Parsons Sawing and Stacking Lumber
Marty and Lisa Parsons Edging Lumber
Marty Parsons of PA Woodmizer giving a
demonstration of log sawing on the LT 30 HD
Marty and Lisa Parsons
Sawing and Stacking Lumber
Marty and Lisa Parsons edging lumber
on a single blade Woodmizer edger