Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau members were excited to start 2018 off by welcoming five new mills to its membership roster. All five mills are located in the interior region of British Columbia.
The five new members include Woodco Industries Ltd. in Salmon Arm and four divisions of Tolko Industries (Kelowna, Lakeview, Soda Creek and Quesnel). The new members were approved by PLIB’s Board of Directors at their semiannual December meeting.
PLIB President, Jeff Fantozzi, summed up the importance of the new member mills for the organization. “The addition of these new Canadian members represents a significant increase in Canadian softwood lumber volume under PLIB grading services and is a strong demonstration of commitment from PLIB’s long-time member Tolko Industries. On behalf of the PLIB members, board and staff, I want to thank these new members for their support. PLIB has a been providing inspection services in Canada for over 100 years. We are proud of our members and the relationships we have developed in our industry over the past century.”
PLIB is accredited in Canada by the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB) and is an active participant in the CLSAB and National Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA) organizations. It is certified to provide mill supervisory services in Canada for dimension lumber, machine-graded (MSR) and glued lumber under the NLGA rules, European Union “CE” marked lumber, Heat Treated (HT) lumber and IPPC labeled wood packaging through CFIA recognition. The Bureau employs an experienced field inspection staff that is highly respected for their integrity and quality control supervision.
PLIB’s newest member mills were joined by several new subscribers to the Heat Treated (HT) lumber and Wood Packaging Material (WPM) programs in the U.S. and Canada.
To see a full list of PLIB member mills and the products they produce, click on the green ‘Directory’ box on the PLIB website home page or click here.