Lumber grading school comes to western Pa.


HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council has collaborated with the National Hardwood Lumber Association to bring a six-week, accelerated version of the association’s Lumber Grading Program to Titusville, Crawford County, July 8 to Aug. 16.

The association’s inspection school is the only permanent school of its nature in the world.

Teaching the accurate measurement and grading of lumber according to the association’s rule book, the school’s course work includes both classroom instruction and extensive hands-on, lumber-grading training.

The six-week program targets experienced lumber graders and sales and management personnel. Attendees will be required to pass a pre-course examination to demonstrate their basic knowledge of the hardwood industry and the association’s grading rules.

The program is open to 20 students and costs $1,500 per student, including instruction, course supplies and materials. Lodging is available at the adjacent University of Pittsburgh at Titusville campus at a cost of $400 for the six weeks.

June 15 orientation. An orientation and registration meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Harry T. Kerr Technology Center in Titusville.

For more information, contact 717-772-3715, or the National Hardwood Lumber Association at 901-337-1818.


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