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SPIB Planer Operator Course

Morgan Lumber Company
Red Oak, VA
March 23-25, 2023
Times vary per day

This SPIB Planer Operator Course, held at Morgan Lumber Company, 628 Jeb Stuart Highway, Red Oak, VA. Hendal Price is the instructor for this course. Hendal, a former Planer Specialist uses his vast experience to teach by demonstrating on the machine and in the classroom. The course covers both conventional cast steel framed machines, and more modern fabricated steel, all electric driven machines. Topics include proper alignment and set up for various items, mill flow, efficiency rates, proper feeding, and maintenance requirements. This course is designed to benefit new operators, experienced operators, maintenance personnel, 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 causes.

Please bring your own PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, and hearing protection) course will be held in a mill with running equipment. 

Course materials will be provided. Space is limited, so register soon!

Cost: $600

Daily Schedule

  • Thursday, 3/23: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday, 3/24: 8am - 5pm
  • Saturday, 3/25: 8am - 12noon

Travel & Accommodations

You will need to make your own arrangements.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC is a good airport to fly into.

Hotels are available in South Boston, VA and Clarksville, VA (limited). South Hill, VA is reasonable driving distance with more choices.



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