Since 1982 we had been shipping all our wood out to wood treatment facilities in Reno, Salt Lake and Portland and then shipping the wood back to Parma for sales. A local treatment plant did not exist. It became apparent that this was costing too much, causing a never-ending headache and crippling our potential growth. We began construction in August 2004 and became operational in March 2005. Idaho Wood Preserving was born. The chemical we have chosen is ACQ, or Naturewood, manufactured by Koppers Performance Chemicals. It is an arsenic-free preservative with very similar characteristics and the performance of CCA. The treat plant utilizes an 80’x6′ pressure treating retort, three 16,000 gallon work tanks, two 10,000 concentrate tanks and an 18,000 bulk water tank, all housed in an 18,000 sf heated building. Since this project was completed, we have been better able to serve our customers and offer quicker turnarounds on orders since we now own the only pressure treating plant within 380 miles!