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West Coast Grading Agencies to Join Forces

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau and West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau have voted to merge. The deal was set to close Jan. 1, 2019.

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau and West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau have voted to merge. The deal was set to close Jan. 1, 2019.

Both agencies are accredited by the American Lumber Standards Committee to provide grade inspection and supervision services for lumber, heat-treated wood, wood packaging, and densified pellet fuels. In addition, WCLIB is International Accreditation Service accredited for metal plate connected wood trusses, structural glued laminated timbers, and CLT, and PLIB iCanadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board approved for inspections as well as CE marking in Canada.

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Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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