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Learn from The Beck Group’s 30+ years of consulting and benchmarking experience in the North American wood products sector and from industry veteran guest speakers. In addition to offering tailored in house workshops to companies on site, BECK offers industry workshops several times a year.



A Human Resources Development Seminar

This one day in-person seminar serves to equip and empower HR personnel in the wood products industry in a process that will help you attract, retain, and develop the "right" people.

When:  April 23, 2024 

Where: Embassy Suites, Portland, Oregon USA

Cost:  $650

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Improve management skills and make your operation more successful

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Over three days, industry experts will present information and tools for successful sawmill management. Class topics will range from big picture overviews (Characteristics of a Top Quartile Operation) to more detailed studies of important mill issues (Sawfiling, Log Procurement, Lumber Drying). Speakers will engage participants in an interactive learning environment with a focus on information and concepts that can be practically applied in day-to-day operations.

When: TBD 2024-2025

Where: TBA

Cost: $TBA


Intro to key concepts involved in making lumber.


Implementing Key Elements of Reliability
And Maintenance Management

Managing Maintenance is Two-day course designed for anyone tasked with improving the reliability and maintenance work processes. Taught by the experts at IDCON, Inc. BECK is pleased to offer this training designed to help focus on what's important and how to implement the core reliability and maintenance elements to make an impact at your wood products manufacturing facility.

When: September 10-11, 2024 

Cost & Where:

$1,495 Live (In Person in Portland, Oregon USA) $1,395 Online (Zoom Meeting)

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Sawmilling 101 is One-day workshop 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.   

When: TBA 

Where: TBA

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