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Banks School

Banks

Banks

School

School

What is the Banks School?

Our school was originally designed and still serves our employees, providing continuing education in product and industry knowledge. Over time, our instructors, who are all now industry veterans, have developed a curriculum that is also designed to serve our customers and their employees. While in-person, on-site classes are always preferred, many of our seminars are available via video conferencing.

Whether you are a manufacturer or distributor, if you buy or sell hardwood products, Banks Hardwoods can help your team make better decisions, achieve higher efficiency, and increase profitability.

What Does the Banks School Teach?

We’ve spent nearly four decades listening carefully to our customers’ needs and developing the most effective and beneficial curriculum. Some topics include:

  • Basic hardwood lumber inspection
  • Basic kiln drying
  • An in-person or virtual yard tour describing our processes
  • How hardwood lumber is produced at the sawmill
  • Color sorting and building proprietary grades
  • Gang ripping
  • Effective hardwood lumber sales

We offer a wide variety of classes and continue to add curriculum. We work with our clients to custom design their educational seminars to maximize effectiveness.

At Banks we believe in education and helping everyone in the industry to learn and become more excited and qualified to sell hardwoods. For us, it’s an opportunity to give back, build customer relationships and to sell more lumber.

What is the Banks School?

Our school was originally designed and still serves our employees, providing continuing education in product and industry knowledge. Over time, our instructors, who are all now industry veterans, have developed a curriculum that is also designed to serve our customers and their employees. While in-person, on-site classes are always preferred, many of our seminars are available via video conferencing.

Whether you are a manufacturer or distributor, if you buy or sell hardwood products, Banks Hardwoods can help your team make better decisions, achieve higher efficiency, and increase profitability.

What Does the Banks School Teach?

We’ve spent nearly four decades listening carefully to our customers’ needs and developing the most effective and beneficial curriculum. Some topics include:

  • An in-person or virtual yard tour describing our processes
  • Basic hardwood lumber inspection
  • Basic kiln drying
  • How hardwood lumber is produced at the sawmill
  • Color sorting and building proprietary grades
  • Regional Character Differences
  • Gang ripping
  • Utilizing Rips and Value-add Services
  • Effective hardwood lumber sales

We offer a wide variety of classes and continue to add curriculum. We work with our clients to custom design their educational seminars to maximize effectiveness.

At Banks we believe in education and helping everyone in the industry to learn and become more excited and qualified to sell hardwoods. For us, it’s an opportunity to give back, build customer relationships and to sell more lumber.



The US Sawmill: How Hardwood Lumber is Made

This educational video provided by Banks Hardwoods, Inc. describes the various operations involved in processing hardwood lumber by sawmills.

The US Sawmill: How Hardwood Lumber is Made

This educational video provided by Banks Hardwoods, Inc. describes the various operations involved in processing hardwood lumber by sawmills.

School Participant Benefits Include:

  • Enhanced employee engagement and increased workforce retention
  • Substantial ‘total cost’ savings through more informed decisions
  • Creative solutions resulting from improved industry product knowledge
  • Simplified workflows and process management
  • Better inventory cost management
  • Improved relationships in supply chains
  • Increased customer satisfaction/increased sales

School Participant Benefits Include:

  • Enhanced employee engagement and increased workforce retention
  • Substantial ‘total cost’ savings through more informed decisions
  • Creative solutions resulting from improved industry product knowledge
  • Simplified workflows and process management
  • Better inventory cost management
    Improved relationships in supply chains
  • Increased customer satisfaction/increased sales