PRINCETON, WV -- The Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC) in Princeton, WV is hosting a one-day workshop aimed at supporting small sawmill operations. This workshop will focus on the important business areas of operating a profitable small sawmill business.

This workshop will take place on April 5th, 2012 and will be held at the Wood Education and Resource Center at Princeton, WV. The workshop is aimed at small sawmill operations who are want to generate an income from their investments in mills, dry kilns and supporting equipment.

The business topics of discussion include business organization, writing a business plan, financing options, mill operations, marketing and pricing products. The discussions will also include drying options for lumber including dry kilns and how to prevent staining of lumber and other causes of degrade. Ideas on options for good layout of a small sawmill operation will be included.

We are inviting vendors to the workshop to discuss their equipment options who are welcome to set up exhibits of their equipment. We are planning to have a several pieces of equipment for demonstrations that include a portable sawmill, board edger and a horizontal resaw.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Wood Education and Resource Center, Sawmill Magazine and North Carolina State University. For more information contact Harry Watt, email harry_watt@ncsu.edu, telephone 704-880-5034. Additional information can be found at cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.

Source: Wood Education and Resource Center

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