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TPTS Training Services

  • With constant changes in the Forest Products Industry, it’s important to stay up to date with current information and technology to ensure your business runs smoothly. That’s where TPTS steps in. Our training classes bring you face to face with Industry Experts for both classroom and hands on training. Class sizes are limited, so make sure you register early!


    Planer Setup & Troubleshooting (2 Day Course)

    Dates: 4/27/18 - 4/28/18
    Location: Classroom training on 4/27 will be held at the Hampton Inn, in Jasper, Alabama (A block of rooms will be available soon). "Hands On" training will be held at Jasper Lumber Company on 4/28. 
    Registration Costs: $450 per registrant
    Class Size: 20 Max - the first 20 to register will be accepted.

    Course includes 1 day of classroom training and 1 day of hands on training. Participants will learn proper setup techniques, preventative maintenance fundamentals and abnormality identification/elimination.  This years facilitator will be Dennis Miller, Vice President of Miller Manufacturing. Dennis has more than 30 years of industry experience, from planer consultation and service, to equipment manufacturing. To learn more about Dennis and Miller Manufacturing, click HERE


    • Safety
    • Maintenance of a high speed planer system
    • Planer and infeed setup and alignment
    • Lubrication of planer bearings/auto lube system
    • Balancing
    • Bearing fits, spindles, pots & yokes
    • And more...



    Quality Management Course (2 Day Course)

    This course will introduce new technologies and sustainability processes that support the constant state of change we all face in managing the quality effort. Topics include statistical process controls, size control and an in-depth understanding of both current and new technologies in use throughout the manufacturing process. We have compiled a team of industry experts and brought them together for what promises to be a truly unique offering.
    Dates: 5/30/18 - 5/31/18
    Location: Peachtree City Hotel and Convention Center, Peachtree City GA. (Reduced room rates will be available soon)
    Registration Costs: $450 per registrant (includes buffet breakfast both days, a reception and dinner on 5/30/18 and shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport)
    Class Size: 40 Max - the first 40 to register will be accepted.

    Companies and Facilitators:


    Dry Kiln Operations Course (2 Day Course)

    Dates: TBD
    Location: TBD
    Registration Costs: $450 per registrant 
    Class Size: 20 max

    Participants will learn from industry experts the techniques necessary to maximize quality throughout the drying process. We will evaluate drying schedules and their impact on product quality as well as proper maintenance requirements. “Staying in control of the drying process is a challenge for kiln operators due to minimal visibility. Our goal is to provide the technical expertise combined with a suite of data collection tools to minimize this constraint.”


    Grading Courses (2 and 4 Day Courses)

    Dates: At Clients Request
    Location: At Clients Request
    Registration Costs: $500 per day plus expenses 
    Class Size: 15 Max

    The necessary course to enhance your education and understanding of NGR grades, manufacturing requirements, knot measurements and related topics that are designed to expand your knowledge of lumber grading. Classes offered throughout the year at the clients facility. We offer an introductory course designed to increase client knowledge on the basics of lumber grading (2 day course) and an intermediate course designed to expedite the necessary training for lumber graders, QC Technicians, Supervisors, etc. (4 day course).


    Other Consultation Services

    • Lean Manufacturing Training and support  (On-site)
    • Dry Kiln Audits (On-site)
    • Full Mill Audits (On-site)
    • Quality Live ("Real Time", QC Data Collection Systems)



    For Questions or to Register - CLICK HERE
    Tad Cleve
    Direct 573-330-2173