Southern Pine Inspection Bureau


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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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Western Wood Services

Date Published 06/25/2015

SPIB is proud to announce that a new 3rd party inspection agency is open for business in the western U.S. Western Wood Services, a division of SPIB, has been established specifically to offer western treaters an option in inspection services for their residential treated wood products. Although WWS is a new venture, rest assured that it incorporates the Continue reading..

Two New Varieties of the SPIB eLearning Courses for Dimension Lumber

Date Published 06/08/2015

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau is pleased to announce two new varieties of the SPIB eLearning courses for Dimension Lumber. These West Coast and Canadian courses now include lessons, rules reviews, and knot tests for the Light Framing Grades of Construction, Standard, and Utility; as well as Select Structural, and Studs. These lessons are available Continue reading..

Retraining Your Lumber Graders in a New Environment

Date Published 05/11/2015

Keeping a competitive edge means training and retraining your lumber graders. You may want to consider a little different approach when new methods or equipment like grade scanners are introduced that requires new skills and/or when employees that were previously trained in a different situation are lost. Fully automated grading machines are fast becoming the Continue reading..