Contact a WCLIB Representative

To become a member, please submit a Membership Form, or a have a representative of the mill contact one of the following people.

 

SCHEDULE A MILL VISIT BY A WCLIB DISTRICT SUPERVISOR

A visit by a WCLIB District Supervisor could be scheduled to discuss lumber grading service. The Supervisor can also discuss the products that the sawmill is interested in producing.

REQUEST COPIES OF THE WCLIB “INSPECTION SUBSCRIBER’S CONTRACT,” “GRADE STAMP LICENSING AGREEMENT,” AND “ADDENDUM TO GRADE STAMP LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR HEAT TREATED AND KILN DRIED-HEAT TREATED LUMBER” DOCUMENTS

The last document is required if the facility has heat treating chamber of a dry kiln and plans to mark its products as heat treated “HT” and/or kiln dried-heat treated “KD-HT”. Once the These documents have been completed, and sent to WCLIB, along with the deposit, the new member will be assigned a unique WCLIB mill number.

CONDUCT A LUMBER GRADING CLASS FOR THE MILL’S LUMBER GRADERS

This may involve a second visit or could be part of the initial visit. The District Supervisor would spend time training the graders to grade the various board, lumber, and timber grades. Once the graders have demonstrated that they are familiar with these grades, they are issued grading cards and certificates. Grader training is not necessary if the lumber graders have been previously qualified by WCLIB or another accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee.

ORDER GRADE STAMPS

At this point, the mill can order their first set of grade stamps from the WCLIB Portland, Oregon office and begin grade stamping lumber. Subsequent stamp orders are placed directly with our vendor, Gateway Graphics, by calling toll-free 844.559.5083 or by emailing Peter O’Brien at peobrien@shaw.ca.

MONTHLY VISIT

Once a mill has become a member of WCLIB, the District Supervisor visits the mill once a month to check the lumber grades, train new graders, or qualify graders for grading new lumber grades.