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Profitable Small Sawmill Workshop Highlights
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Wood Education and Resource Center
Princeton, West Virginia

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This one day workshop hosted by the WERC on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 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.

This is the Link to download the workshop pdf registration form and brochure.  The cost to attend was $25 payable in advance and included a buffet lunch.

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


Dean Curfman of Oak Hill Iron discussed
his startup of a small sawmill operation that
is focused on sawing thick slabs. 
Take this link for his pdf slideshow
Joe Denig discussing marketing
for small sawmill operations. 
Take this link for his pdf slideshow
Marty Parsons of PA Woodmizer discussing equipment options and advising
sawmill operators on sawblade choices
Harry Watt talk on managing
small sawmill operations
Grading Hardwood Logs
Grading Hardwood Lumber