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The Wagner Meters Forest Products Division recently announced that Dr. Phil Mitchell will be joining the industry expert moderator team at’s forum.

Dr. Phil MitchellDr. Mitchell has over 30 years of industrial and academic experience in wood products and lumber industries, and brings a wealth of education and practical knowledge to the forum at He currently works as part of the Wood Products Extension group in  North Carolina State University’s Department of Forest Biomaterials and holds a PhD in Forest Products. His recent focus has been value-added workshops that include topics such as lumber drying, lean implementation, CNC manufacturing processes and more. His background makes him uniquely suited to provide additional expertise to industry professionals at the forum.

Understanding the impact of moisture measurement and drying practices can be a highly technical challenge, and the forum at offers a unique opportunity for kiln personnel and other industry experts focused on drying wood, kiln optimization, grade recovery and other lumber drying related topics to meet and share expert insights. The site also offers a list of upcoming events and job opportunities for those in the kiln drying community. The forum moderators each add their expertise to the discussion to provide insight, technical recommendations and the latest in kiln drying practices, and Phil Mitchell will be a welcome addition to the group.

Learn more about the forum @ .