SPIB Planer Operator Course

Effingham, SC

April 5th 9am until 5pm
April 6th 8am until 5pm
April 7th 8am until 1pm

This course, normally held in Virginia, has moved this spring to Charles Ingram Lumber Company, Effingham, SC. Hendal Price is the instructor for this course. Hendal, a former SPIB Special Projects Coordinator, and Planer Specialist uses his vast experience to teach, both in the classroom and in a hands-on demonstration on the machine on site. The course covers most brands of the modern fabricated steel electric driven machines, plus the cast steel framed conventional machines. Differences in the specific design and set up of all the different brands of machines are thoroughly discussed. Topics include proper alignment and daily set up, mill layout and mill flow, efficiency rates, proper feeding, lumber defects, and maintenance requirements.  This course is designed to benefit new operators, experienced operators, maintenance and quality control personnel, mill supervisors, and even management who want to better understand planer mill equipment, efficiency and flow in the mill, and how to evaluate machine defects and their causes.

Location: Charles Ingram Lumber Company, 4930 Planer Road, Effingham, SC 29541.

*Participants need to bring their own PPE

Cost: Please make your check payable in the amount of $500 per participant to the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau, PO Box 10915, Pensacola, FL 32524 and denote course name. If you are paying with a card, you will see detailed information once you submit the form on this page.


You will need to make your own hotel reservations.

Holiday Inn, 2101 Florence Harllee Blvd, Florence, SC 843-629-9779 (closest to the mill)
Hotel Florence, 126 West Evans St, Florence, SC 843-629-1000
Country Inn and Suites, 1739 Mandeville Rd, Florence, SC 866-522-8891
Hampton Inn, 1735 Stokes Rd, Florence, SC 843-662-7000
Best Western, 1808 W. Lucas St, Florence, SC 855-554-2034

If you have any further questions, contact Kim Emanuel at kmales@spib.org or 850.434.2611 ext. 500.

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