Southern Pine Inspection Bureau


Since 1915, SPIB has provided grading rules, training, production surveys, and other services to ensure product integrity and build a sustainable future for the industry.

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SPIB eLearningIf you want to learn to grade dimension lumber, or if you just want to become more knowledgeable of the grading rules, the defects and characteristics of lumber, the terminology and theory of dimension lumber grading then this course is for you.

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Behind The Mark – A Look At The SPIB Treated Wood Inspection Process

Date Published 08/05/2016

SPIB Treated Wood Quality Mark OK, we’ve covered a ton of information in our first two Treated Wood Inspection blogs! Essentially, the plant inspection has been completed…records were reviewed, in-plant QC was assessed, product was evaluated for penetration and retention analyses have all been completed and uploaded into the plant’s database. What happens now? As Continue reading..

What is Wood Grain – Part 2

Date Published 07/18/2016

In our first Blog, “What is Wood Grain’’, (May 12, 2016), we learned that one way the term “wood grain” can be used is to describe the density of the wood as it relates to structural properties of dimension lumber.  We learned that the closer together the annual rings are, and the higher the percentage Continue reading..

Behind the Mark – Part 2 – The SPIB Laboratory

Date Published 06/06/2016

The SPIB Laboratory During last month’s Blog, we looked at the Treated Wood Field Inspection Process…so what happens next? As we learned previously, core samples are taken by the SPIB Inspector as part of the routine audit process of a given treating plant and the number of charges to be sampled is based on the Continue reading..