CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

NHLA offers hardwood specific certification programs to improve profitability, differentiate your company from competition, and attract customers. 

 
NHLA STRAP AND SEAL FINANCIAL GUARANTEE

The NHLA Strap & Seal Financial Guarantee provides peace of mind to both buyer and seller that the contents of a shipment will meet or exceed the expectations of the purchase contract. The packages are all strapped and sealed using individual serial numbers, identifying that the packages were inspected by an official NHLA Inspector and documented to ensure the validity of the inspection. If for any reason there is a quality issue with a financially guaranteed shipment, NHLA will reimburse the buyer the difference in the value of the shipment! This program is available for domestic shipments only.

NHLA FACILITY GRADE (FG) CERTIFICATION

The NHLA Facility Grade Certification Program raises the industry standard. The Program is a voluntary quality assurance program (QAP) for NHLA members who manufacture, sell, or purchase hardwood lumber. Companies that participate in the program are illustrating to customers and potential customers their willingness to openly submit to independent quality checks. Being “NHLA Certified” differentiates your business from the competition and assures customers that your lumber is “On Grade.” Contact the NHLA Chief Inspector to learn how this program can enhance your reputation and give your company a competitive edge.

View a list of Grade Certified members HERE.

NHLA KILN DRYING (KD) CERTIFICATION

The NHLA Kiln Drying certification program can save exporters time and money. The program achieves the same goals as the APHIS Phytosanitary Certificate at a lower cost to your business. 

View a list of the current KD Certified Companies HERE. 

If you have questions about your current KD Certification, please contact Dana Spessert and Jens Lodholm.

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