Short Courses

Hands-On Training to Boost Your Career

Our Short Courses are taught by NHLA National Inspectors around the United States and Canada, and each course covers a variety of topics. These courses are perfect for those wanting to get a basic understanding of the NHLA Hardwood Grading Rules. These workshops are held across the US and Canada, so you can find one closest to you.

Upcoming NHLA Short Courses

Short Courses are ideal for yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales and office staff, management-level personnel, and anyone who would like a refresher on the NHLA Grading Rules. Below, you will find available upcoming classes.

3-Day Introduction to Grading Hardwood Lumber

September 19, 2023
Bigler, PA
This introductory course is being hosted by Forcey Lumber & Veneer Company in Bigler, PA. It is a perfect class for those wanting to get a basic understanding of the hardwood grading rules. NHLA National Inspector, Tom Byers, will be the instructor.

French-Language Introduction to Hardwood Lumber Grading

September 19, 2023
Memphis, TN
Hosted by Canadian Hardwood Bureau in Drummondville, QC, this class is ideal for yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales, and office staff, and management-level personnel.

5-Day Introduction to Lumber Grading

October 23, 2023
Indianapolis, IN
This 5-day introductory course is hosted by the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association. It will take place in Indianapolis, IN. This course will give yardmen, sawyers, edgers, sales, office staff, and management-level personnel an introduction to hardwood lumber grading. NHLA National Inspector, Kevin Evilsizer, will be the instructor.

Hardwood Processing 101

December 11, 2023
Memphis, TN
This 3-day seminar in Memphis will cover the processing of hardwoods from the tree to the kiln. Instructors include experts from NHLA and from the Tennessee extension office. Tours are planned of a local sawmill and a concentration yard. Price includes hotel, all meals, and transportation to/from NHLA.

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