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PRESS RELEASE
March 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jack Meredith
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
jmeredith@novadrykiln.com
Nova Dry Kiln relocates kilns for Elmwood Reclaimed Timber after tragic fire
Nova Dry Kiln assisted Elmwood Reclaimed Timber after a tragic fire devastated their previous location in Kansas City, MO. Nova Dry Kiln relocated two smaller kilns to their new location in Peculiar, MO, and installed a new larger kiln in Fall 2012.

Nova Dry Kiln, designed by woodworkers for woodworkers.

PRESS RELEASE
July 10, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Robert Henderson
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
rhenderson@novadrykiln.com
Nova Dry Kiln now has credit card capability
Nova Dry Kiln, a world wide producer of lumber dry kiln and pallet heat treating equipment, has further improved their commitment to legendary customer service. Effective July 1, 2007, they will be capable of using customer-provided credit cards as payment for dry kilns, pallet heat treat chambers, parts and services. Visa and Mastercard will be accepted. Jack Meredith of Nova Dry Kiln said "Credit card use has become the preferred method of ordering, especially with respect to parts and equipment down payments."

Nova Dry Kiln, designed by woodworkers for woodworkers.

PRESS RELEASE
April 9, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Robert Henderson
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
rhenderson@novadrykiln.com
Koetter Dry Kiln is now Nova Dry Kiln, LLC
Koetter Dry Kiln, Inc., whose parent company was Koetter Woodworking, Inc. of Borden, IN, is now Nova Dry Kiln, LLC. Koetter Dry Kiln, whose dry kiln systems are located in 23 countries and 34 states around the world, is under new ownership. The new company will be relocating to a new larger facility located in New Albany, IN and will operate independently. Jack Meredith, President of the new company, says "Nova Dry Kiln will have the ability to deliver even more value to our customers. Our vision as a company is to build upon the principles that have brought us to a higher level of success." The tradition of free lifetime technical support will be enhanced with a new toll-free number (1-877-949-0150).

Nova Dry Kiln, designed by woodworkers for woodworkers.

PRESS RELEASE
December 6 , 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Robert Henderson
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
rhenderson@novadrykiln.com
Koetter Dry Kiln awarded large dry kiln project by Independent Stave Company
Independent Stave Company headquartered in Lebanon, MO has asked Koetter Dry Kiln to move forward with the turn key installation of two large end loading dry kilns with control room at their new facility in Salem, IN. These dry kilns are special designed for the purpose of drying white oak barrel staves in the special pack configuration that they require. Each kiln has a capacity of 60,000 board feet and will be supplied with hot water from an existing wood waste system.
PRESS RELEASE
May 19, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Robert Henderson
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
rhenderson@novadrykiln.com
Koetter releases new product feature for their unique Powered Variable Exhaust System
Koetter Dry Kiln continues to innovate with the introduction of a new more accurate method of varying the exhaust rate while executing the drying schedule. Electronic exhaust rate control will be used on our Medium & Large Dry Kilns. The kiln operator will now be capable of electronically manipulating the rate of exhaust during the drying operation with even greater accuracy than before. The exhaust volumetric flow can be controlled within +.5%! This yields even greater process control than before. Greater process control is critical in the later stages of the wood drying process. The Powered Variable Exhaust System used in conjunction with our schedules, constantly vents throughout the drying process.
PRESS RELEASE
April 18, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Robert Henderson
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
rhenderson@novadrykiln.com
Koetter Dry Kiln Introduces New State-of-the-Art Timber-Dry Management Control System
Koetter Dry Kiln's new Timber-Dry Management Control System utilizes state-of-the-art instrumentation that takes kiln drying into the 21st century and yet remains true to the KDK "kinder, gentler" method of drying lumber. By providing an easy to use and flexible operator interface, the kiln operator ultimately determines the optimum drying recipe for the lumber to be dried. This recipe is then sequentially executed automatically. The Timber-Dry Management Control System provides more information about the drying process, which leads to greater control over it, yielding increased quality and shorter drying times.

Features include:

  • Preprogrammed drying procedures
  • The ability to program custom drying schedules
  • The capability to manipulate or suspend the drying schedule as it executes
  • Maintains a record of process variables that can be exported to Microsoft Access or Excel such as
    • wet bulb temperature
    • dry bulb temperature
    • exhaust setting
  • Frequent wet bulb measurements
  • Continuous dry bulb measurements
  • Automatic control of floor temperature based on dew point to eliminate condensate
  • Operator interface shows the drying sequence as it is executed in real time
  • Multiple kiln operation is possible through one operator interface
Benefits include:
  • Reduced drying time (up to 3 days per kiln charge vs. manual method)
  • Increased drying efficiency due to a faster response time and shorter drying cycles
  • Reduced kiln operator interface time since the control system is doing all the work
  • Drying history data that enables quality assurance and tracking

PRESS RELEASE
April 18, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Robert Henderson
Nova Dry Kiln
500 Bergman Street
Louisville, KY 40203
1-502-409-4539
rhenderson@novadrykiln.com
New KDK Cantilever Overhead Door System Now Available
Koetter Dry Kiln is pleased to introduce the new cantilever overhead door system. This system is available as an optional feature on chambers starting at 20,000 board feet. It operates at optimum performance for both indoor and outdoor kilns. The heavy-duty steel construction is capable of supporting both the door and a canopy. Just one support can be used for two adjacent doors. The superior top hinge door design provides excellent seal compression with no friction. KDK door seals also have an unparalleled long life. Other features include a winch cable hoist system for raising and lowering the kiln door and a safety locking mechanism that locks the door in place when it is open.

Like all KDK's dry kiln products and accessories, the cantilever overhead door system is of the highest quality, longevity, and operational economy, plus it is simple to operate. Koetter Dry Kiln, Inc. provides wood drying solutions that exceed industry standards and achieve the best short-term and long-term financial results.

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