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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.


Intro to key concepts involved in making lumber.

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: 2023 - Date To Be Announced


Improve management skills and make your operation more successful.

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: December 5-7, 2023

Where: World Forestry Center | Portland, Oregon USA

Who Should Attend:

  • Sawmill managers, supervisors, and management-track employees.

  • Anyone interested in developing an in-depth understanding of the sawmilling business.

Workshop Value: 

  • Learn strategies for improving your mill’s bottom line that can be readily applied in your day-to-day routine.

  • Bring home analytical tools you can use to improve your operation.

  • Gain a greater understanding of the key elements of managing a successful sawmilling operation.

  • Hear from industry veterans who will share valuable lessons they have learned.

  • Meet your colleagues in the industry and exchange ideas and insights.

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