June 2020: ALSC Notifies SBCA of Non-ALS Lumber Grade Marks

Originally published by: ALSCJune 10, 2020
by ALSC with explanatory commentary from SBCA Staff

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SBCA has been a member of the American Lumber Standard Committee, Incorporated (ALSC) since 2007, where 25 accredited independent third-party agencies provide lumber mill grade marking oversight. Each of these 25 agencies, whether they be rules writing and grading agencies, grading agencies alone, or agencies providing heat treatment audit services only, operates under one or more of the six sets of grading rules certified by the Board of Review as conforming to the American Softwood Lumber Standard PS 20.

ALSC provides periodic notification of stamps that are not from an accredited American Lumber Standard Committee agency. Given this evaluation, there are no corresponding ALSC approved design values attributable to this lumber. This lumber then should not be represented as a structural lumber product with design values defined by PS 20 under the ALSC oversight system. Please review the following grade marks, and if you have seen any of these, please provide that information to Mr. David Kretschmann, President ALSC at alsc@alsc.org or by calling 301-972-1700.

The grade stamp shown above was observed in Texas. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in New York. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in New York. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in Texas. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in North Carolina. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in Georgia. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in Massachusetts. 

The grade stamp shown above was observed in Georgia.