Pricing and job unpredictability continue to present a challenge in the Packaging and Crating industry. There’s a plan, but sometimes everything changes. Additions, changes and deletions are thrown in the mix, forecasting isn’t always possible and that is a challenge in the industry. We’ve been told that purchasing agents and owners sometimes want to crawl into the very Crate they just created!
Trio Forest Products can respond promptly to new orders and changes. Our commitment to our customers is to keep their most commonly used products in stock, on the ground and ready to be delivered quickly.
Our goal is to provide you with quality lumber at prices that keep you profitable.
We have custom Milling Services available and can meet most any need that you have in product or custom cut stock. We also provide Heat Treated (HT) Services.
Money Saving Tip:
Consider monitoring the Random Lengths Graphs published in our monthly Lumber Lowdowns enewsletter.
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 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 present on at least two sides of the wooden article. 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