Nova Dry Kiln: innovative, cost-effective and easy-to-use kiln drying.

Nova Dry Kiln is a worldwide provider of kiln drying wood and unique wood drying solutions that enable our customers to achieve the best short-term and long-term financial results. These results are achieved by supplying wood drying kilns exceeding industry standards that are of the highest quality, longevity, operational economy and simplicity of use. Nova Dry Kiln also provides superior customer service and technical support to meet that end.


Founds Rick Koetter and Tom Koetter standing in front of the first model KDK-001 dry kiln, circa 1987 Koetter Dry Kiln, Inc., now known as Nova Dry Kiln LLC, was created as a subsidiary of Koetter Woodworking, Inc. Koetter Woodworking is a worldwide company, well known for its high quality lumber, doors, and moldings. Koetter created its own kilns to dry lumber and eventually created a model that could be sold to primary and secondary woodworkers alike. As time progressed, it became difficult to balance keeping down costs and building the chambers to last, all without compromising the quality of the final product.

Nova Today – Built to Last

What appeared to be a threat to the company ultimately was seen as an opportunity by department president, Jack Meredith. First as Koetter, and now as Nova, we have repeated and perfected a model that has been engineered and built to perfection. Our specialists provide not only training in drying lumber, but also solutions to any processing problems. We are here to help.

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