Lumber Drying Associations

Kiln-direct would encourage you to become active in your local kiln drying club or association. There are annual or semiannual meetings where knowledgeable persons with hands-on experience get together to help each other grow in their position. The meetings provide kiln operators the opportunity to meet with other people doing the same things they are doing, and trading ideas for solutions to problems. If you are running multiple large kilns, or a single 4,000 board foot kiln, you can pick up information from other people with experience in what you are doing.

We will try and keep this list current and up-to-date and we value you input. If we have missed any one, please contact us at

United States.

South Eastern Dry Kiln Club
Joe Denig
Wood Products Extension
NC State University
Box 8005
Raleigh, NC 27695-8005

New England Kiln Drying Association
William B. Smith, Exec. Director
SUNY College of Env. Science and Forestry
Wood Products Engineering
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2786

Keystone Kiln Drying Club
Gregg Lutter
Mann & Parker
335 N. Constitution
New Freedom, PA 17349-9521

Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association
Harlan Petersen
Univ. of Minnesota, Dept of Bio-based Products
2004 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Alleghany Dry Kiln Club
John Boody, Secretary
Taylor & Boody Organbuilders
Route 10 Box 58B
Staunton VA 24401

Tennessee Valley Kiln Assoc.
Brian Bond
Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
University of Tennessee
P.O. Box 1071
Knoxville, TN 37901

Ohio Valley Dry Kiln Assoc.
Carroll Fackler
University of Kentucky
Robinson Station
PO Box 982
Jackson, KY 41339-0982

West Coast Kiln Clubs
Mike Milota
Dept. of Forest Products, Oregon State
Corballis, OR 97331-7402

Southern Dry Kiln Association
Todd Shupe
Louisiana State University
PO Box 25100
Baton Rouge LA 70894-5100


Northern BC and Alberta Kiln Drying Association.
Kathie Eyles
548 Union St.
Prince George, BC V2M 3S5
Phone: (250)563-7391 Fax (250)561-3639

If you think we have missed any, please contact us at

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