Industry Info - Quality Control

COFI employs a field staff of experienced quality control supervisors who are highly respected for their knowledge and integrity in the supervision of lumber production, grading and grade marking.

quality-control-01COFI is accredited by the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) and the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB), among other organizations, to provide lumber inspection, certification and grade marking.

Services provided by COFI’s Quality Control Program include:

  • Lumber quality control and mill inspections
  • Lumber grade certification and reinspection
  • Mill grader certification, education and training
  • Heat Treatment Certification to meet foreign import requirements
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of the National Lumber Grades and of special product standards for glued and machine stress rated lumber
  • Authority for standard grading Rules for Canadian Lumber
  • Lumber Grading Services
    • Monthly Grade Supervision
    • Grade stamping Services
    • Grade Certificates
    • Transient Inspection Services
    • Reinspection Services
    • Grader Training
    • Other grading services as requested
  • Machine Stress Rated Certification Services
    • Certification to U.S. and Canadian (NLGA SPS-2) – MSR quality control procedures
    • Monthly Grade and QC Supervision
    • Grader Training and Certification
  • End Jointed Lumber Certification Services
    • Certification to U.S. and Canadian (NLGA SPS 1, 3, and 5) – quality control procedures for finger-jointed lumber
    • Monthly Grade and QC Supervision
    • Grader Training and Certification
  • Heat Treatment (HT) Facility Certification Services
    • Certification to American Lumber Standards and Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    • HT Standards
    • Monthly QC Supervision
    • HT Marking Agreement
    • HT, KD/HT  Certificates
  • Japanese Agriculture Standards Certification Services
    • Certification to JAS 600
    • Quarterly QC Supervision
    • Grader training & certification
    • Staff training
    • COFI’s Policies Related to Impartiality, Confidentiality, Objectivity and Conflict of Interest (click here to download)

Membership in COFI’s Quality Control program is open to any primary or secondary softwood lumber manufacturer or remanufacturer operating in the interior of British Columbia. Member representatives serve on COFI’s Quality Control Steering Committee to develop policy and guide the actions of the organization’s staff.

For more information, contact

Gary Desrosier
Manager, Quality Control
Phone: 250-860-9663
Email link

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