Lumber Grading

As an accredited agency by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC), WCLIB provides inspection services and grader training for softwood lumber of all U.S. and many foreign species and commercial species groups for both visually and mechanically graded lumber.

WCLIB provides monthly Grade Supervision Inspection Services as well as offering Grader Training and Certification under our Grade Stamp License Agreement program. We also provide services for Grade Recovery Studies. Members are given permission to use WCLIB’s registered trade-marked grade stamps and agree to adhere to all terms and conditions of the Grade Stamp License Agreement.

To find out more about our services, our competitive rates, how to waive the deposit, or become a member please call us at 503.639.0651 or fill out our membership form.


Wood Packaging Material

Take Advantage of WCLIB’s Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Program

Do you have onsite heat treating (HT) capabilities? Do you purchase HT stamped lumber to construct your wood packaging? If so, WCLIB can provide the requisite International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) HT mark to certify your international shipments.

The West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau (WCLIB) is accredited to provide International Standard for Phytosanitary Measure No. 15 (ISPM 15) and HT certification for wood packaging producers in the U.S. WCLIB can certify your wood packaging through our WPM program — whether it’s onsite heat treating or you’re using HT stamped lumber to construct your wood packaging, including all types of:

  • Pallets
  • Boxes
  • Crates
  • Dunnage

As a member of the WCLIB Wood Packaging Material Program, please call us at 503.639.0651 or email info@wclib.org.

About ISPM 15

The International Plant Protection Convention(IPPC) developed the ISPM 15 for solid wood packaging material to help prevent the spread of wood-borne pathogens around the world. Packaging that is certified under this program includes pallets, boxes, crates and dunnage.

To learn more about the WCLIB Wood Packaging Material Program for ISPM 15 certification, please call us at 503.639.0651 or email info@wclib.org.


Structural Glued-Laminated Timber

Through our affiliate company, American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC), we provide supervision & inspection services for structural glued-laminated timber manufacturers and certified fabricator members. AITC has a strong reputation in the industry for leadership and technical support. Glued-laminated timbers are considered a key component in mass timber construction, an innovation that is changing the way that tall buildings in the US are being designed and constructed. While mass timber construction is a relatively recent innovation in the US, glued laminated timbers have been successfully used in the U.S. since the mid-1930s and are the wood timber of choice where high strength, long spans, cost efficiency, and aesthetic beauty are important.

For information on service in your area, please call 503.639.0651 or visit our AITC website.


Cross-Laminated Timber

In 2016, WCLIB was accredited by the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS) as a third-party auditing agency for cross-laminated timbers (CLT). This product has generated a lot of interest in the U.S. recently for its strength, ease of use, faster construction assembly times and low environmental impact when compared to competing materials.

For information on service in your region, please call us at 503.639.0651.


Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss

WCLIB is accredited by the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS) as a third-party auditing agency for metal plate connected wood trusses under the IAS report AA-675. The WCLIB auditing program complies with the Truss Plate Institute standard, “National Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction,” ANS/TPI 1 which is referenced in the International Building Code.

For more information on our services or to become a member, please fill out our membership form or call us at 503.639.0651.


Machine Stress Rated Lumber (MSR)

WCLIB offers the following for our members:

  • Certification of WCLIB MSR Grades (including selected mill-specific grades)
  • Certification to AITC / APA Glulam Specifications
  • Monthly Grade and Quality Control Supervision
  • Grader Training and Certification
  • Calibration of Quality Control test equipment

For more information or to become a member, please fill out our membership form or call us at 503.639.0651.


Transient Grading Services

WCLIB offers on-site and on-demand grading and inspection services for such things as lumber grading production from sawmills, portable sawmills, reclaimed lumber and existing wood structures. We have a large service area and look forward to being able to provide service that fits your specific needs.

For more information on how we can service your needs, please call us at 503.639.0651 or email info@wclib.org.


California Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

California Wildland Urban Interface is roughly defined as the zone where natural areas and development meet. The wildland urban interface (WUI) has gained increasing importance as more Americans build homes in rural settings adjacent to public lands. Since the development and implementation of the National Fire Plan, there has been a marked increase in reduction of hazardous fuels in the WUI on the edge of federal lands.

In 2008 California introduced new fire regulations for exterior features, such as siding and decking, for homes built in WUI areas. Starting in 2012, manufacturers of these exterior products are required to register their products in the Building Materials Listing program with California’s Office of the State Fire Marshall (OFSM). Products involved must be labeled and therefore, registered. With this required labeling, the products meet code and are acceptable in WUI areas. Compliance failure with this requirement could result in rejected products by building officials in California WUI areas.

West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau is registered with OSFM as and approved third-party quality control agency and can help you will the labeling requirements set for by the OSFM to ensure acceptance of your products.

For more information or to become a member, please call us at 503.639.0651 or fill out our membership form.


Lumber Grading Classes & Grader Training

WCLIB offers grader classes, grader training and certification. Contact us to find out how we can assist you with your training needs: call 503.639.0651 or email info@wclib.org.


Consulting Services

WCLIB provides consulting services as requested, including product recovery studies. If you have consulting needs, please contact us to find out how we can assist: call 503.639.0651 or email info@wclib.org.


Wood Pellet Fuel Certification

The West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau is an accredited third-party audit agency approved by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) to certify individual manufacturers for the wood pellet program to insure quality standards and demonstrate compliance for wood burning materials.

The Pellet Fuels Institutes (PFI) implemented on November 8, 2011, the PFI Standards Program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The New Source Performance Standard (MSPS) for residential wood heathers requires pellet stoves to burn pellets which are certified by the PFI. It also calls for a third-party compliance program with specifications for residential and commercial grade fuel. Manufacturers of PFI graded pellet fuels will be required to place labels on their packaging and the labels be graded as Premium, Standard, or Utility.