MADISON, Wis. -- Stiles Machinery recently joined Madison Area Technical College (MATC) to host more than 40 industry and education professionals and students at the university’s campus in Madison for a Solid Wood Technology seminar on April 19, 2018.

The training event, co-hosted by Patrick Molzahn, the director of the Woodworking Program at MATC, was attended by 11 local companies and nine students. Attendees experienced new solid wood technology and production processes including demonstrations in rough mill technology, moulder technology, tooling and lumber grading, purchasing and tracking.

Participants watch as Stiles field service rep Kevin Price demonstrates profile knife grinding.

Stiles’ product specialist, Peter Van Dyke, opened the event with an overview of the modern rough mill, showcasing several types of solid wood machinery and their impact on productivity and efficiency. Participants were then divided into groups where they experienced practical demonstrations in proper handling and preparing of tooling, profile knife grinding, and moulder calibration and setup.

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