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The Fall 2018 meeting was held on October 27 at the Bridgeside Restaurant in Cascade Locks, Oregon.

Jason Patterson of Proctor Sales offered an in-depth look at steam traps, their selection and maintenance.  Andrew Israelson discussed upgrading the controls on kilns and wood-fired boilers as was recently done at WKO.  Mike Milota moderated a round table discussion about a variety of kiln issues. Todd Slack of WKO then told us a bit about the mill's history and production.

After an excellent buffet lunch, we were treated to a tour of WKO's kilns, boiler, and sawmill.  The entire mill is optimized and features state-of-the-art technology.  Many thanks to Todd Slack, Robert Dillingham, Trevor Creon, and the WKO crew for hosting the tour. 

Dr. Mike Milota has scheduled an OSU Dry Kiln Workshop for 2018!  Go to the links page and click the link for details.

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