The Right Equipment, Expertise and Craftsmanship
There are times when you need a component made and the time, labor force and equipment is not available. Specs are calling for a product that does not exist or is too difficult to create onsite. We are here to help you save valuable time and money.
Some of the services offered are Custom Cutting, Re-sawing, Ripping, PET with Holtec holding 1/8” tolerance, Heat Treated (HT) Services, Dado, Custom Corbels, Hand Hewing, Drilling, Custom Forms and Components and 1×6 and 2×6 Tongue and Groove.
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Treatment Services Available
What is Heat Treated (HT) Wood – Heat Treated (HT) Wood is widely used in the Packaging and Crating Industry. Heat Treatment is an effort to prevent the introduction of non-native pest’s species into native ecosystems. Non-native pest species that live in wood can threaten native forest ecosystems, since a natural predator will often not exist for an introduced pest species.
In order for wood to be certified as heat treated, the wood must have been placed in a closed chamber and heated to a temperature of 56 degrees Celsius/132.8 Fahrenheit for a minimum of 30 minutes. This combination is considered adequate to destroy any pests in the wood. Methods of heat treatment include kiln drying and chemical pressure impregnation (including steam heating, hot water heating and dry heating).
For customs purposes, heat-treated wood must be certified with certain types of permanent markings. These marking must be placed in a location that is visible when the wood packaging is in use, preferably on at least two opposite sides of the wood packaging unit. In the United States, a wooden crate or packaging material can be considered non-compliant with heat treatment rules under three categories, unmarked, inappropriately marked or infested. If a package is found to be in violation of heat treatment rules under any of these categories, the material can be subject to re-export at the cost of the importer. Taken from Article on Heat Treated Wood. Click Here to View ISPM 15 The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM15)