Based on industry research and findings, we saw great potential in pursuing vertical integration throughout our company.
The sustainable benefits as well as the efficiency and reliability advantages associated with controlling more operations became increasingly evident. Strategically, we have continued making investments towards expanding our supply chain. These adjustments assure that the quality and timeliness of our materials are never an issue.
On our timberlands, we plant seedlings and care for them to maturity.
Once our trees are ready to harvest, we transport them over to our mills. From there, the logs are either sawn into lumber or peeled on a lathe to be made into plywood or LVL. Throughout our processes, we strive to produce virtually zero waste. A large portion of our residuals are generated into renewable green energy that runs our mills. Our by-products are also sold for a variety of useful purposes including paper, pellets, and fence posts.
Our vertically integrated strategy allows us to maintain our consistent product quality, inventory levels, and punctuality of orders with so much being overseen internally.
Outside contractors are still integral to our success, being involved in every step simply keeps us present and aware from start to finish. We have remained a strong competitor in the wood products industry largely due to the confidence and trust from our loyal customers. As a reliable manufacturing company that continuously satisfies demand on time at affordable prices, you can count on us to provide you with everything you need, when you need it.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green building rating system. LEED provides a third-party verification that products were designed and built using strategies focused on improving sustainability practices. This framework was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry.
LEED Credits for Pacific Wood Laminates Plywood and LVL Products (PDF)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created to change the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. FSC certification ensures that products originate from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.
We offer plywood and LVL products are certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody.
FSC Certificate for Pacific Wood Laminates Products (PDF)
California Air Resources Board (CARB)
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is the lead agency for climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Carb is responsible for protecting public health by addressing all major sources of air pollutions, researching the cause and effects, and using the best available science and technology to identify potential solutions.
EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA Title VI)
On July 7, 2010, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was signed into law to become Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI. TSCA Title VI directs the implementation of regulations to ensure compliance with formaldehyde emissions standards. TSCA Title VI establishes formaldehyde emission standards identical to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) limits.
We use no added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF) in our manufacturing and laminating processes, and all our outsourced products governed by CARB are verified to be compliant with the new CARB ruling.
CARB & Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI Compliance (PDF)
The Engineered Wood Association (APA)
The Engineered Wood Association is a nonprofit that represents the US and Canadian manufacturers of structural engineered wood products. The primary functions include product certification and testing, applied research, and market support and development. The APA trademark only appears on products manufactured by APA members and ensures that the product conforms to manufacturing and product performance standards determined by a rigorous program of quality inspection and testing.
APA Cert (PDF)
We are committed to sustainable forest management of over 100,000 acres of timberland that we own.
On average, we plant more than 500,000 trees each year.
This does not account for years that involve natural disasters such as wildfire, in this case the number is much higher. During the 2020 planting season, we replanted 1.2 million trees to make up for the loss from the Chetco Bar Fire in 2017. In 2021, we plan on planting just over 1.4 million seedlings. Our company has salvaged burnt timber from wildfires in Oregon and California and used it to redevelop the same buildings that were destroyed.
We only harvest an average of 1.25% of our timberland each year.
We replant more conifer trees than we harvest year after year, and we protect streams and their aquatic inhabitants by leaving tree buffers.