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June 12, 2020
US companies testify against certifying unsafe plywood from Brazil
Product Advisory notices have been sent to importers, Building Code Associations and Homebuilder Associations throughout the U.S. warning against the purchase or sale of substandard and unsafe plywood imported from Brazil. The distribution of the notices are the result of a motion for preliminary injunction filed on June 5 by ten U.S. plywood companies who make up the U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition. The coalition, which operates twelve U.S. plywood plants in six states that employ over 4,500 workers, sued Timber Products Inspection ("TPI)") and PFS-Corporation ("PFS-TECO") last September ...
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