TPTS Lumber Grading Course

TPTS is hosting a 4 day Lumber Grading Course April 2nd-5th of 2019.  This course is designed for all personnel who are interested in becoming proficient in grading Softwood Lumber.  


Registration Costs:  $550 per attendee (includes breakfast and lunch all four days)



The Lodge at Gulf State Park (a Hilton Hotel) 

21196 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Phone 251-540-4000

Note: The “Room Block” is available on February 1st through March 8th and provides a reduced room rate.



April 1st - Participants can check in after 3:00pm and enjoy the local attractions.

April 2nd - Class from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  We will focus on the basics of lumber grading (product differences, defect identification, knot structures, etc.)

April 3rd - Class from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Participants will learn to grade different types of knots, using a variety of methods to ensure success.

April 4th - Class from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We will continue with knot evaluations and begin working on other limited / prohibited defects.

April 5th - Class from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  We will use the first half of this day to re-cap and focus on areas that need additional time.  The last few hours will be focused on Grade optimization and how this training can be utilized to support these systems.


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