Stiles Machinery recently teamed up with Madison Area Technical College (MATC) to host over 40 industry and education professionals and students at university’s campus in Madison, WI for a Solid Wood Technology seminar on Thursday, April 19th, 2018.
The event, which co-hosted by Patrick Molzahn the Director of the Woodworking Program at MATC, was attended by 11 local companies and nine students. Attendees experienced innovative solid wood technology and production processes including demonstrations in rough mill technology, moulder technology, tooling and lumber grading, purchasing and tracking.
Stiles’ product specialist, Peter Van Dyke, opened the event with an overview of the modern rough mill, showcasing several types of solid wood machinery and their impact on productivity and efficiency. Participants were then divided into groups where they experienced practical demonstrations in proper handling and preparing of tooling, profile knife grinding, and moulder calibration and setup.
This event is one of many initiatives supported by Stiles that invests in the success of both current and future woodworking professionals. Stiles is also a proud supporter of the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (the MiLL) in Colorado Springs, CO which is the first national training center of its kind designed to educate future leaders and talents in the manufacturing industry.