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Grader Academy

Do you have what it takes to make the grade?

NELMA’s innovative Grader Academy gives industry professionals, students, and wood geeks a cutting edge – and fun – way to learn more about lumber grading.

Grader Training:  On-line instruction courseware that parallels the two most important softwood lumber species and species grouping in the Northeastern and Great Lakes regions, namely Eastern White Pine and the Spruce-Pine-Fir grouping.  Your user profile will track your progress along the way.

Grader Games:

Above Board:  An interactive game that simulates real-time lumber grading at a mill setting and includes variable lug speeds from beginner level to more advanced settings.   Your profile will track your high scores and achievement levels earned after multiple game plays.  A fun way to apply your knowledge!

Build-A-Board: Use all of your Eastern White Pine knowledge to create a Premium or Standard grade board from a clear 1″x8″x8′ image using the maximum number of allowable defects provided in an image gallery. How many correct boards can you create in a minute and a half?

Learn more here.