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Allegheny Dry Kiln Club

2018 ADKC meeting in Winchester, VA. Touring the Cochran's reclaimed lumber facility
2018 ADKC meeting in Winchester, VA. Touring the Cochran's reclaimed lumber facility.

The Allegheny Dry Kiln Club (ADKC) is a hardwood industry trade organization that promotes quality wood drying practices.  The Club meets twice a year. Our meetings typically consist of a reception, facility tours and training seminars over a day to a day and a half.


 

Spring Meeting- May 18, 2022

Our meeting will be held the evening of May 18th at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. We are partnering with the Virginia Forest Products Association’s Richmond Expo, held on May 20-21. The reception and meeting will be held in the Richmond Room and it is in the Exhibition building on the second floor.

Ever wonder about how a different drying technology might work for your operation?

Industry representatives for conventional steam, dehumidification and vacuum kilns will present information about their drying technology. The three presentations will be followed by a moderated panel question and answer session. The program will be a great opportunity to get your questions about the different technologies answered at the same time!

Please download the brochure for more information and to register.

 

2021 Fall Meeting

The joint meeting of the Allegheny Dry Kiln Club and the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club was held on  November 10 and 11th at the General Francis Marion Hotel in Marion, Virginia. There were 35 folks in attendance. Tours of the Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Stave Mill in Glade Spring, VA and the Speyside Bourbon Cooperage in Atkins, VA were given on the 11th. In the afternoon, educational sessions included: Recent and Historic Trends in Hardwood Markets by Dan Meyer, Managing Editor, Hardwood Review; Prepping Lumber for the Kiln by Steve Baker, Quality Control Manager Southern Appalachian Region and Christopher Riley, Quality Control Northern Appalachian Region for Northwest Hardwoods; and A Closer Look at Conditioning and Stress Relief by Brian Bond, Professor, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech and Mike Ballard, Owner SawmillMD. The meeting wrapped up after a question and answer session with Professor Emeritus Gene Wengert, University of Wisconsin. 

Elections were held for the following offices:

Ross Frazier, Truman Lumber: President for 2022

Brian Booth, Allegheny Wood Products: Vice President for 2022

Craig Albright, Messersmith Biomass Boilers: Trustee 2022

Wayne Edwards, Vaughn-Bassette Furniture: Trustee 2022

Mark Tringhese, Northwest Hardwoods Remaining Trustee

Kenny Michaels, ISK Biocides Remaining Trustee

 

 

Information about the Spring meeting will be posted sometime after the New Year. Thanks to all who attended.

Presentations:

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Dr. Brian Bond

Dr. Brian Bond

Tour location during the most recent ADKC meeting

Tour location during the most recent ADKC meeting

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Attendees of the ADKC meeting 2021

Tour location during the most recent ADKC meeting

Tour location during the most recent ADKC meeting

Tour location during the most recent ADKC meeting

Tour location during the most recent ADKC meeting

Some photos from the most recent ADKC meeting and tour location.