The TPTS Lumber Grading Course is designed to enhance your understanding of NGR grades, manufacturing requirements, knot measurements and related topics that are designed to expand your knowledge of lumber grading.  Most participants will leave the course proficient in grading knots, wane and various other defects.

Who should attend?  Grader Trainees, Experienced Lumber Graders, Quality Control and Process Technicians, Supervision and Value Technicians.


Class Date:                    June 13-15, 2023


Class Location:             Timber Products - Conyers, GA facility, 1641 Sigman Road, Conyers GA 30012


Lodging Available:       Each participant is responsible for securing their lodging.   Here are some local options:

                                       La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Atlanta—Conyers

                                       Hampton Inn—Conyers

                                       Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta - Conyers


Registration Fee: $600 per person, registration deadline is June 1st, 2023.  Lunch and snacks provided.

To Register, please use this link:  Grader Course Registration


Course Schedule:

Day 1, June 13: 8:00 am—4:30 pm, Wood Basics, defect recognition, etc.


Day 2, June 14: 8:00 am—4:30 pm, grading knots, wane and other natural defects


Day 3, June 15: 8:00 am—4:30 pm, understanding and grading manufacturing defects, basic optimization training and a day 2 recap



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

For More Information Please Contact:

Tad Cleve
Vice President Timber Products Technical Services