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Excerpts from the current ANSI A10.8 standard:
In addition, the LVL must have the Manufacture ID Stamp.
The APA EWS Mark of Quality
APA EWS trademarks appear only on products manufactured by APA EWS member mills. The mark signifies that panel quality is subject to verification through APA EWS audit– a procedure designed to assure manufacture in conformance with APA performance standards or the standard shown in the mark.
SURE-LAM TM 2.0E and 2.2E is manufactured in the USA, using only high quality Douglas Fir veneer. The superior strength of Douglas Fir combined with a state-of-the-art manufacturing process ensures that you will receive a LVL scaffold plank that you can depend on. SURE-LAM 2.0E LVL Scaffold Plank is available from several of our distribution centers across the United States.
2200F MSR 1.8E Solid Sawn Scaffold Plank represents an evolutionary enhancement in the qualification of solid sawn scaffolding boards versus traditional DI65 planks. Our mill’s proof testing process results in lower variability in flatwise bending strength in 2200F MSR 1.8E planks than visual grading alone found in traditional DI65 planks.