August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA


Analyzing Incoming Lumber

Friday, August 26th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Session Code: MFG3

Location: B308 (located in Building B - Level 3)

Presented by: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC

Speaker: Eugene Wengert, President: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC and Dana Spessert, Chief Inspector: National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)

One of the most important factors affect the yield of parts from lumber (green or dried) is the grade of the lumber. There are also fifteen additional quality items, many not part of the standard grading system, that affect yield and subsequent processing and performance. In this seminar, these items are clearly defined and their effects on yields and profits illustrated. This seminar will discuss the basic hardwood lumber grades and then pinpoint and discuss other critical quality items that should be documented in incoming lumber.

About the Speakers: 


Gene Wengert, known as “The Wood Doctor,” began writing his column “Ask the Wood Doctor” in 1978 for FDM & Cabinetmaker. He is president of THE WOOD DOCTOR’S RX, LLC. Wengert provides practical training and manufacturing analyses on-site for the wood products industry. He is the author of eight practical books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry .  




Mr. Dana Spessert has served as the Chief Inspector of the National Hardwood Lumber Association since 2010 where his responsibilities range from managing a staff of field inspectors to rules interpretations. He has presented the NHLA hardwood lumber inspection rules to thousands of lumber traders, architects, manufacturers and other hardwood related attendees around the globe.