Introducing Wide As Possible (WAP): Because Random Widths and Lengths Can Only Result in Random Results

Let's say your cut list has a lot of variety. And let's say you've invested heavily in your ripping operation; you manage your dimensional waste and your yields are acceptable to you.  You should stick with NHLA units, right?  Maybe not.

Our Guarantee and Stamp of Approval

Our Stamp of Approval means that Northern Forest Products personnel have hand selected every WAP piece.  We strongly believe that every board has a home - so we make that board as usable as possible up front; addressing clarity, edge quality, and sorting into the proper species standards category.  The final step in our WAP process is sorting the material into 1' length increments, and widths are sorted into narrow and wide ranges.  The material can also be sorted into 1/2" width increments - matching your cut list to stock on hand is our specialty

Quality.  We guarantee that WAP units will be superior to NHLA stock units in terms of clarity, species standards, overall manufacturing, and outside edge waste yield.

Value.  Because your operation is unique, a discussion with your Northern Forest Products sales representative is required to fully explain how WAP products can benefit your business.  After talking about your specific application, your cut list, and the stock on hand, we'll decide if our "Yield Guarantee" applies.

Satisfaction.  You can always return any WAP material that doesn't meet the first two guarantees.  And Northern Forest Products will issue a credit for any material consumed that does not pass the "Yield Guarantee" test.  This involves credit for the ripping charges and yield loss.

Exceeding your specifications through sorting and hand selection for clarity, species standards, and manufacturing quality.  For each species, WAP millwork grade lumber meets a higher standard than NHLA grade when it comes to undesirable species characteristics and clarity.

Optimizing your processes
by eliminating edge waste and defects - you get material that's been sorted by width and length.  Your operator can rip from either edge of the board.  It's usable from the word go.

Streamlining your costs by standardizing edge waste.  You're guaranteed the same rip yield factor every time.  You don't have to worry about a ripsaw operator having a bad day.

Fixed-Cost Structure and WAP Products are both delivered with our Stamp of Approval.