2019 Guidelines for Scaling and Grading Workshop
November 12-13 • Johnson City, TN

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. and the Appalachian Hardwood Center from West Virginia University invite you to participate in a workshop and demonstration introducing “Guidelines for Scaling and Grading Hardwood Logs.”

This new publication was developed by the two groups to help landowners, loggers, sawmills, and brokers understand scaling, grading and valuing hardwood logs in the United States.

The 2019 Guidelines explain:

  Best forest management practices
  Log scaling including diameter; log length; defects; and how to determine volume with the four scaling systems
  Log grading with illustrations on diameter and clear faces


There will be a presentation, workshop and log yard demonstration on Nov. 12-13 in Johnson City, TN. Guidelines author Curt Hassler of AHC will speak at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club at The Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City, TN. The reception is at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm and the program at 7:30.

There will be a class on Nov. 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel to detail the Guidelines. The group will move to Parton Lumber’s log yard in Hampton, TN, for a field demonstration at 10:30 a.m. An informal lunch will follow at 12:30 pm.

There is a fee for the Tuesday dinner and ALC Meeting for non-members of the Club. There is no cost for the workshop and demonstration. Lunch will be on your own. To register for the ALC Meeting, please contact the AHMI office at (336) 885-8315 or by email to Hotel rooms are available at The Carnegie by calling (423) 979-6400 and ask for the Appalachian Lumbermen block. Room reservations must be made by Oct. 12. You may attend the workshop and demonstration on Wednesday only. Please contact AHMI.

Continuing Education Credits of four (4) hours have been applied for with the Society of American Foresters.

2020 Annual Meeting
Naples Grande Beach Resort – Naples, FL – February 19-23

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, a luxury beachfront hotel set on 23-acres of beautiful waterfront property.  Enjoy fine dining, golf, tennis courts, plus a world-class spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a private beach.

The business program is being developed but will include presentations on

  • Export Markets
  • China in 2020
  • Domestic Grade Lumber Markets
  • Domestic Industrial Product Markets

The meeting will include golf, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, and networking.

Make your room reservations HERE.

Meeting registration will open soon.