TAPPI’s Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee To Meet at Miron Construction

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Semi-annual opportunity for tissue manufacturers and equipment suppliers to assess, document and problem solve the “heart” of tissue machines

ATLANTA (March 25, 2019) – Long considered the heart of the tissue machine, Yankee Dryers are an important part of the tissue manufacturing process. It is also the single piece of tissue equipment under the most stress, making safety an integral part of Yankee Dryer operations.

For this and similar reasons, TAPPI formed its Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee (YDSRC) in the late 1970s. The Committee’s purpose – then and now – is to develop standard practices which address problems that cause drying system delays and can compromise safety.

Spring Yankee Dryer Committee Meeting
On Thursday, May 2 and Friday May 3, Miron Construction in Neenah, Wisconsin, USA, will host the TAPPI Spring 2019 YDSRC meeting. Located in what is considered the “heart of tissue country,” Miron is a convenient site for those wishing to attend and expand their working knowledge of safe operating and maintenance practices.

In addition to the two-day meeting, Miron is also hosting TAPPI’s Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course. Participants in the two-day course will derive a more complete understanding of the tissue process, and leave with the skills necessary to safely achieve and maintain high production levels by reducing downtime and off-quality paper. A faculty of 12 subject matter experts leads the course. Tissue 201 is an intermediate-to-advanced level course designed to help students improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices, and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.

For more information about the Yankee Dryer meeting, please contact TAPPI’s Tissue Division Manager Robert Dawson at 770-209-7247, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on the Tissue 201 course, please contact TAPPI’s Training Manager Shannon Warchalowsky at 770-209-7222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn about Miron Construction, please contact Miron Vice President, Marketing and Communications Jen Bauer at 920.969.7351, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for almost 100 years. For more information, visit TAPPI’s website.

 About Miron Construction
Miron Construction Co., Inc. provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services to multiple markets throughout the nation. The family-owned company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, boasts a team of more than 1,500. Miron has completed numerous projects throughout the Midwest and continues to expand into the national marketplace with projects in Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.

Source: TAPPI

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