Schedule of Events

NAWLA Fall 2021 Wood Basics Course: 
September 13 - 16, 2021
Corvallis, OR


Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please note that all times listed below are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Sunday, September 12

Arrivals

Monday, September 13

DAILY FOCUS - Introduction to the Forest & Wood Products

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at hotel
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. LECTURE: The Forest (Forestry & Harvesting)
Instructor: David Jones, PhD, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Shuttle Van Departs for Off-Site Tour
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Off-site Tour: Starker Forests
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Shuttle Van Departs for Classroom
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. LECTURE: Wood Basics & Anatomy
Instructors: David Jones, PhD, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. LECTURE: Lumber Manufacturing (preparation for mill tours)
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. LECTURE: Composites and Engineered Wood Products (EWP)
Instructor: Henry Quesada, PhD, Virginia Tech University
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. LECTURE: Current Industry Issues Green Building & Chain of Custody
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Opening Night Dinner at hotel

Tuesday, September 14

DAILY FOCUS - Mill Visit

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Complimentary breakfast at the hotel
9:00 a.m. Shuttle Van Departs for Off-site Mill Tours
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mill Tour #1: Zip-O Sawmill (Eugene, OR)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch at Zip-O Sawmill
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Shuttle Van to Off-site Mill Tour #2
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mill Tour #2: Rosboro Glulam Plant and Sawmill (Springfield, OR)
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Shuttle Van Departs for Corvallis
5:30 p.m. Arrive at Hotel
7:00 p.m. Dinner at Sky High Brewing & Pub

Wednesday, September 15

DAILY FOCUS - Industry Issues & the University

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at the hotel
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Kick Off
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. LECTURE: Logistics & Transportation
Instructor: Tom Gennarelli, Vice President of TP Trucking and Transportation, Timber Products Company
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. LECTURE: Ask the Experts Panel
Moderator: David Jones, PhD, Timber Products Inspection, Inc
Panelists: Joe Honochick, General Manager, Zip-O Log Mills; KayCee Hallstrom, Administration, Zip-O Log Mills; Reid Schooler, Sales, Buckeye Pacific
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. LECTURE: Universities as a Resource
Instructor: Henry Quesada, PhD, Virginia Tech University
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  LECTURE: Compliance Issues in the Wood Industry
Instructor: David Jones, PhD, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.  LECTURE: Overview of Grading
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Lumber Grading Debrief/Coffee Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. LECTURE: Wood Preservation
Instructor: Henry Quesada, PhD, Virginia Tech University
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. LECTURE: Science Behind Barrel Aging
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company; David Jones, PhD, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
7:00 p.m. Dinner at El Patron

Thursday, September 16

DAILY FOCUS - Workshop

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at the hotel
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Negotiations Workshop
Facilitator: Scott Olsen
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Negotiations Workshop (continued)
Facilitator: Scott Olsen
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Negotiations Workshop (continued)
Facilitator: Scott Olsen
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Discussion and Wrap-up for the Week
Facilitators: Chris Knowles, Marketing Director, Timber Products Company; David Jones, PhD, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.; and Henry Quesada, Ph. D., Virginia Tech University
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. NAWLA Wood Basics Reception & Dinner

Friday, September 17

Departures