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SPIB Planer Operator Course

Red Oak, VA


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. The Saturday session is hands-on with the mill planing machine to include test running and lumber defect evaluation. 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.

Location: Morgan Lumber Company, 628 Jeb Stuart Highway, Red Oak, VA 23964

*Participants need to bring their own PPE.

Cost: Course cost of $525 per participant includes course material, certificate of completion and a shirt.

Please make your check payable to the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau, PO Box 10915, Pensacola, FL 32524 and denote course name. If you are paying with a card, you will see detailed information once you submit the form on this page.

Limited to 20 attendees.

Airports: Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA

Hotel Recommendations:

You will need to make your own hotel reservations.

South Boston, VA: Fairfield Inn and Suites, Quality Inn, Days Inn by Wyndham
Clarksville, VA: Magnuson Hotel on the Lake

If you have any further questions, contact Kim Emanuel at kmales@spib.org or 850.434.2611 ext. 500. 

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