b'WHY PROPRIETARY GRADING?Years ago, in order to maintain some sort of standard, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) created grades for lumber that the industry has traditionally followed.The problem is, there are so many different variations within each grade that many boards produce very low yields or are unusable for many customer applications.THE JOURNEY FROM GOOD. TOGREATRE - MANUFACTURED RE - GRADEDINDUSTRY LEADING TALLY ACCURACYGRADE CERTIFIED TALLY GUARANTEED Each board is tallied to the tenth of a board foot andRE - TALLIEDwww.hardwoodind.com stamped on both the face and the end of the board.6.0 HICKORYREMARKABLE!OUR SOLUTION : We created our proprietary OUR SOLUTION:grading system to give customers lumber that more specifically meets their needs. Our NHLA trained graders follow a rigid setof guidelines in selecting boards based on our proprietary grades. If a board is of questionable grade, we will rip or chop the board to improve the value.If we cannot improve the value, we will downgradeList of availablethe board to a lower grade. 8-LAYER PROFIT PACKS BOARDS ARE GRADED FOR APPLICATION INSTEAD OF TO A MINIMUM STANDARD. can be found here:www.hardwoodind.com/catalogs/profit-pack-list/Standard NHLA grading rules are applied to rough lumber.DID YOU KNOW? Hardwood Industries grades after Hit or Miss surfacing. Look for the Green Label to find our environmentally When grading surfaced lumber, the NHLA standard is to grade 1 and 2 Common lumber fromconscious products.the best face.Hardwood Industries grades 1 and 2 Common after surfacing from the worst face.NHLA\'s FAS Hickory lumber width rule is 4" and wider, not the standard 6" and wider for FAS.Hickory lumber can include up to 8 species, including Pecan.Pecan grows in the Southern US, and tends to have a creamier sap and lighter heart color.'