REL, Inc. has a dedicated Wood Packaging Facility – a facility that purchases heat-treated and HT-stamped lumber/timbers or components and produces finished pallets, skids, crates, or custom packaging either for sale or for their own company’s use in exporting goods.REL is certified as a Wood Packaging Facility by NELMA: Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (www.nelma.org).
REL produces shipping containers in accordance with the requirements of the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15: “Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade”.
REL currently produces certified, stamped, shipping containers (suitable for export) per ASTM D7478 Type I (nailed), Class II (plywood sheathed), Style A (skid base) crate specifications.
REL purchases and utilizes only certified Heat Treated (HT) Wood Packaging Material (WPM) material to produce the shipping containers including Lumber & Dunnage (note: Plywood sheathing is exempt from ISPM 15). All material will be stamped HT.
From REL’s Certificate of Compliance, 2018 Annual Certification, by NELMA: