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Planer Course - Effingham, SC
This course, normally held in Virginia, has moved this spring to Charles Ingram Lumber Company, Effingham, SC. Hendal Price is the instructor for this course. Hendal, a former SPIB Special Projects Coordinator and Planer Specialist, uses his vast experience to teach, both in the classroom and in hands on demonstration on the machine on site. The course covers most brands of the modern fabricated steel electric driven machines, plus the cast steel framed conventional machines. Differences in the specific design and set up of all the different brands of machines are thoroughly discussed. Topics include proper alignment and daily set up, mill layout and mill flow, efficiency rates, proper feeding, lumber defects, and maintenance requirements. This course is designed to benefit new operators, experienced operators, maintenance and quality control personnel, mill supervisors, and even management who want to better understand planer mill equipment, efficiency and flow in the mill, and how to evaluate machine defects and their causes.

Dates: April 5-7, 2018

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Planer Course - Pensacola Beach, FL
This SPIB Planer Course, held at the Hilton, Pensacola Beach, FL, is a Powerpoint presentation taught by Harry Meadows. Harry is a former District Supervisor for SPIB and is well respected for his in-depth knowledge with planing equipment. The course covers all aspects of efficient alignment and operation of all types of planers. It involves a multitude of troubleshooting areas such as inconsistent feed, wavy dressing, machine defects and mechanical issues. Intensive instruction on reading defects to make correct adjustments or repairs. Positive maintenance upkeep and repair practices. The course welcomes any mill personnel interested in the operation of planers.

Dates: Fall 2018

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