Computerized training for the hardwood sawmill industry: The edging and trimmer trainer (version 3.0)

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  • Authors: Araman, Philip; Palmer, A; Winn, Matthew; Kline, D
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: General Technical Report SRS-116


In the hardwood sawmill industry, decisions made at the various processing stages directly affect the value of the end product. In order to realize maximum product value, it is essential that employees be properly trained. The edging and trimming stage of lumber processing is one area where lack of proper training can result in poor manufacturing decisions and ultimately reduced product value. To supplement on-site training, we have created a computer program to assist edger and trimmer operators in making good manufacturing decisions. The Edging and Trimming Trainer Program is designed to help hardwood lumber edger and trimmer operators and sawmill managers better understand how lumber grade, surface measure, and price interact to affect lumber value and processing decisions.United States. We surveyed hardwood lumber producers. We will present the results of our survey. Scientists want to make a difference and to do that we need to complete the cycle with effective technology transfer.

  • Citation: Araman, Philip A.; Palmer, A Jefferson; Winn, Matthew F.; Kline, D Earl; 2009. Computerized training for the hardwood sawmill industry: The edging and trimmer trainer (version 3.0). General Technical Report SRS-116. Hot Springs, Arkansas: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 235
  • Keywords: Trimming Trainer Program, Edging
  • Posted Date: July 27, 2009
  • Modified Date: July 27, 2009
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