TIMBER PRODUCTS Planer Operations Course

TPTS will be hosting a 3 day Planer Operators Course April 18-20, 2023. 

From our own Tad Cleve of Timber Products Technical Services – “Planer setup has become increasingly more important with the advent of grade optimization.  What used to be unidentifiable to the human eye is now   being subjected to a higher level of scrutiny through precise geometric analysis. This requires a higher level of understanding and overall control, than previously required”   

Our Planer Operations Course is designed for all employees who play a role in managing dressed product quality as well as those who are responsible for controlling and monitoring machine setup. 


Dates:                    April 18-20, 2023

Location:               Hilton Peachtree City Atlanta Hotel and Conference Center

                              2443 Hwy 54 West, Peachtree City, GA 30269, Phone:   770-487-2000

                              Room reservations will need to be made by the participants prior to April 7, 2023 to ensure availability.


Registration Cost:   $650 per attendee


General Itinerary:   Lunch will be provided all 3 days of class

Monday:  Guests can check in after 3:00pm

Tuesday 8am - 4pm:   We will start with a brief wood science introduction then break down a basic planer, explaining what each component is designed to do. We will spend the afternoon reviewing and identifying specific defects resulting from improper planer setup / alignment. 

Wednesday 8am - 4pm:  We will start with a recap on planer components and defect recognition and then transition into proper planer setup and alignment.   In the afternoon we will demonstrate how to eliminate  defects and abnormalities with an “IFTTT” session.  At the end of day 2, each attendee should be able to identify all known planer defects and understand what mechanical changes are needed to eliminate the problem.

Thursday 8am - 1pm:  We will teach the various control techniques and tools used to sustain product quality.


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