Late ’70s

Delmer Wagner invents an in-kiln moisture detector: Model 778.
Wagner Electronics introduces the Model 778 in-kiln moisture detector and develops a method to use in-line meters to troubleshoot kilns.
Delmer develops a process to track season changes, compare kilns performances with specific wood species, and track the exact location of each stack of wood. This process innovation also tracked the amount of wood that came out too wet, with a need to be run through the kiln again, or too dry, causing it to warp, split and crack. The process helped reduce the risk of wood damage significantly.

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