1. Is ITL FSC certified?
  2. Is ITL a full service lumber company?
  3. What is S2S?
  4. What is SLR1E?
  5. What is Gang rip?
  6. What is S4S?
  7. Does ITL offer the ability to surface lumber to a specific thickness and straight line rip?
  8. Does ITL offer S4S and sorted to width lumber?
  9. What moisture content will ITL allow?
  10. Where can I purchase ITL lumber?
  11. What is the minimum volume one can purchase from itl?
  12. Can ITL mix species on a load?
  13. What is the Emerald Ash Borer?

1) Is ITL FSC Certified?

Yes, ITL is FSC certified at all of its locations. ITL is on the mixed credit system and our certification number is SAI-CoC-001445.

2) Is ITL a full service lumber company?

Yes, ITL owns and manages its own timberlands as well as owns sawmills and concentration yards.

3) What is S2S?

S2S means Surface Two Sides. Our planer has cutter-heads above and below the board, so we surface both sides to a specified thickness in one pass.

4) What is SLR1E?

SLR1E means Straight Line Rip One Edge. This is when you straighten one (1) rough edge of a board. Smaller shops tend to use a joiner and larger mills such as ITL use a Straight Line Rip Saw. A laser line shows the operator the path of the saw blade and a chain feed pulls the board straight through the cut so no guide(fence) is needed. This is a very efficient and fast way of establishing a straight, square edge on lumber.

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5) What is Gang rip?

A Gang Rip Saw has a large arbor that accepts multiple saw blades spaced a programmed distance apart. This allows us to feed boards in and rip into multiple widths in one pass.

6) What is S4S?

S4S means Surfaced Four Sides. It refers to standard dimensioned lumber such as 1x4, 2x6 and so on. S4S is always produced in a moulder so all surface faces and edges are very smooth.

7) Does ITL offer the ability to surface lumber to a specific thickness and straight line rip?

Yes, ITL is able to provide surfacing and ripping to customers' specifications.

8) Does ITL offer S4S and sorted to width lumber?

Yes, ITL is able to offer s4s and sorted to width lumber. Please contact your ITL sales representative to discuss your needs.

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9) What moisture content will ITL allow?

Based on NHLA rules, ITL will dry and ship lumber with a moisture content of 6-8%.

10) Where can I purchase ITL lumber?

ITL’s lumber is available through distribution networks around the country as well as directly to large volume end users. Please contact ITL for further information.

11) What is the minimum volume one can purchase from ITL?

ITL ships lumber via full truck loads (14,000bf), containers (12,000’bf) and railcars (35-45,000 bf). Footage will vary based on mix of species.

12) Can ITL mix species on a load?

Yes, ITL can mix various species and thicknesses on a load.

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13) What is the Emerald Ash Borer?

The EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) is a small but very destructive beetle. Native to China and eastern Asia, it is thought to have arrived in North America hidden in wood packaging materials commonly used to ship consumer goods and auto parts. It is thought to have arrived in southeastern Michigan some 20 years ago, it's first detection only discovered some 12 years ago. The beetle is responsible for the death and decline of tens of millions of Ash trees. It has been detected in 10 states (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin), and parts of Canada. For more information visit www.emarldashborer.info or www.aphis.usda.gov