Inspection agencies announce merger
By Timber Products Inspection
May 4, 2016 - Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (TP) and the Canadian Softwood Inspection Agency, Inc. (CSI), dba Macdonald Inspection Services (MI), have announced that effective May 3, 2016, the two companies have merged. This merger joins two companies with high level auditing and testing resources with the intention of providing innovative and professional services to clients in both the U.S. and Canada.
TP and CSI hold similar business philosophies which include a high level of customer service, visible product recognition, leading edge auditing & testing services, and overall commitment to quality.
David Reekie, President of CSI, and his staff will continue working with CSI’s subscribers, and the merger will provide additional depth in products and services for growth into the Canadian market.
“As consolidation and technology continue to shape the wood products industry, the need for consistent and focused inspection, testing, data collection and data reporting becomes even more important,”said Jay Moore, president of TP. “With this merger, we can offer our subscribers additional depth in resources and innovation to service their needs.
“David Reekie has built CSI and Macdonald Inspection Services to be leaders in several facets of wood products inspection including lumber, utility pole & cross-arm, commercially treated products, and wood packaging. These service areas align seamlessly with TP’s core businesses and together offer unified value to both American and Canadian clients with unrestricted access.”
“I have a great deal of respect for Ronnie Williams, Jay Moore, and the team they have assembled at TP,” Reekie said. “This merger will provide CSI with the support and resources necessary to expand the exceptional services we already provide to the wood products industry in Canada. Although we have had an amicably competitive relationship with TP over the past 20 plus years, we have always worked side-by-side to provide a consistent, fair, and reasonable approach to the delivery of service to our wood pole and preservative treatment clients. This merger will expand that relationship to include our current and future sawmill, secondary manufacturing, heat treatment, wood packaging, and wholesale clients.
“Macdonald Inspection Services will be celebrating its 50th anniversary later this year and this merger will ensure that the name and internationally recognized trademark will remain for another 50 years.”