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The 2018 Spring meeting was held on Saturday, April 28 at the Spirit Mountain Casino/Hotel in Grand Ronde, Oregon, followed by a tour of the kilns at Hampton Lumber in Willamina.

During the technical session, speakers included Nate Turner from NLine Energy, who talked about inline steam turbines for power generation, while Josh Weissert from Energy 350 discussed opportunities for energy-savings projects subsidized by the Energy Trust of Oregon.  Ingo Wallocha talked about Valutec kilns, and Harry Estlow of Interfor moderated an open discussion about a variety of dry kiln topics.

Brandon Terrill of Hampton Lumber offered some history about his company and the Willamina mill. A buffet lunch was enjoyed prior to the mill tour.  Many thanks to Brandon, Marty Brint, and the whole Hampton crew for allowing us to see their fine facility.

Email Addresses Wanted!

We would like to transition to communicating by email for as much of the membership as possible. The 2018 dues notices have been emailed to those members for whom we have email addresses.  All other members were sent dues notices by regular mail.  Please include your email address with your response!

If your mill is willing to host a kiln tour for an upcoming meeting, please contact Steve Carroll with details. Click on the "Contact Us" page for contact options. 

West Coast Dry Kiln Association