Stamp of quality

In Quebec, the QFIC is responsible for applying the rules and standards of the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB). For the United States market, the QFIC ensures that Quebec lumber products comply with the standards of the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC). The QFIC's Quality Control Department thus conducts monthly inspections of lumber stamped in member sawmills as part of enforcing these national and international standards.

To understand our stamps

S-P-F Spruce-Pine-Fir : the classic combination of Quebec wood species
S-P-F-S Spruce-Pine-Fir harvested in the United States
MSR Machine Stress Rating (machine-graded lumber) 2100 Fb 1.8E : A particular category of machine-graded lumber–i.e., 2100 pounds of stress per sq. in.
S-DRY Surfaced Dry (meaning lumber has been dried to a maximum of 19% moisture content)
S-GRN Surfaced Green (meaning lumber has more than 19% moisture content)
STUD Indicates a grade of lumber pieces permitting use in loadbearing interior walls
N. SPECIES All approved species
CERT FGR JNT Certified Finger Joint
SPS-1 Special Products Standard – Fingerjoined Structural Lumber
SPS-2 Special Products Standard – Machine Graded Lumber
SPS-3 Special Products Standard – End-Trimmed Lumber for Wall Pieces (studs)
SPS-4 Special Products Standard – Fingerjoined – Flange Stock Lumber
SPS-5 Special Products Standard – Face-Glued Lumber - Vertical use only
SPS-6 Special Products Standard – Face-Glued Lumber
HRA Heat Resistant Adhesive – An adhesive that meets the elevated temperature performance requirements of SPS
NON-HRA NON-Heat Resistant Adhesive – An adhesive that has not been evaluated to the elevated temperature performance of SPS

 

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