MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On Friday, Dec. 14, Dillon Clough, of Dummerston, Vt., and Jaymes Kimball, of Putney, Vt., became graduates of the 169th class of the National Hardwood Lumber Association’s Inspector Training School in Memphis, Tenn.
The NHLA Inspector Training School was founded in 1948 to fill an increasing demand for highly skilled hardwood lumber inspectors. The 14-week program teaches the rules and application of the NHLA hardwood lumber grading system and prepares students for a career in the hardwood lumber industry. Since its founding, the School has graduated more than 7,100 students from around the world.
Kimball was honored with the John Thomson Award, for the Highest Overall Average in the class. Clough was honored with the prestigious Westside Hardwood Club Award for the Highest Board Run Average in the class.
Both men are employed by the Cersosimo Lumber Co., Inc. in Brattleboro, which sponsored them for the school.