Sawmill 101 Workshop | January 24 | Vancouver, WA

Sawmilling 101 is a great way to introduce people to the key concepts involved in making lumber and is designed for people with little or no experience working inside a sawmill, but who would like to understand the business better. The target audience includes junior operations employees, accounting and finance, foresters and procurement staff, lumber sales, and management or executives that may be new to sawmilling.   


Wednesday, January 24, 2018    9:00AM to 4:30 PM.


Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA


Registration Information

Sawmilling 101 is being offered in conjunction with the Mapping the Course conference (the following day) at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. To register for either day (or both), visit http://westernforestry.org/upcoming-conference-2nd-page/sawmilling-101-introduction-to-softwood-sawmill-operations-and-financial-performance-2  .

Registration Pricing:

The registration fee for the 1/24/18 workshop is $425 on or before 1/15/18 or $525 after 1/15/18 and includes reference materials and lunch.

Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. Cancellations received on or before 1/15/18 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/15/18 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Workshop Topics

  • Overview of the manufacturing process (including videos of sawmilling machinery)
  • Drivers of performance and profitability in sawmilling
  • Information on North American lumber markets
  • Characteristics of top performing sawmills