About PLIB

slides-8The Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) is a private, non-profit 503 c(6) member- based quality control inspection agency. Organized in 1903, we offer lumber grading and grade stamping services, as well as certification for heat treated (HT) lumber, ISPM 15 wood packaging, CE Marking, California WUI registration services, and wood pellet certification, to over 100 softwood lumber manufacturers and re-manufacturers, drying facilities, wood packaging facilities, and pellet fuel manufacturers in Western North America.

The Bureau is headquartered in Federal Way, WA and has a Canadian division office in Vancouver, BC. Field offices are located in Creswell, OR, Longview, WA, Kamloops, BC and Duncan, BC. We operate in the Western U.S. and Canada (Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta).

PLIB is accredited in North America by both the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) and the Canadian Lumber Standard Accreditation Board (CLSAB). In addition to being approved for all Canadian and Western U.S. grading rules, we also publish our own Export R List Grading and Dressing Rules for export lumber products.

In 2014, PLIB member mills produced about 4 billion board feet of softwood lumber. In addition, PLIB’s wood packaging subscribers produced millions of IPPC marked wood packaging items. These lumber and wood packaging items were shipped to markets around the world, a testament the fact that since 1903, the PLIB logo has been recognized worldwide as a mark of quality and conformity.