NELMA will partner with two organizations in April to offer lumber and timber grading overview information in multiple-day workshops. Coming up first will be the Dimension Softwood Lumber Inspection program set for April 2 & 3 at the Northcentral Technical College’s Antigo, Wisconsin campus. This 2-day course will draw individuals from the lumber industry throughout the Great Lakes region and include both classwork and hands-on instructions provided by a trio of NELMA Inspectors; Don Pendergast, Murdock McLeod, and Jason Ostrem.
The following week, NELMA will team up with the Timber Framing Engineering Council on April 7-9 in Washington, Massachusetts to provide 3 days of instruction and hands-on grading of full-size structural timbers at their Timber Grading Training Course. NELMA’s Matt Pomeroy and Don Pendergast will provide the grading expertise during this workshop.
“Both of these events provide NELMA with the opportunity to convey the importance of lumber and timber grading to an extended audience, while solidifying the Association’s role as the expert authority on grading”, stated Jeff Easterling, NELMA President. “We look forward to working with additional lumber and timber related industry groups in the future to further extend our grading educational outreach.”