Container Repair Flooring – all Keruing / Apitong or Keruing Face Only

Many container repair outlets in recent years resorted to buying plywood for container repairs which was manufactured with Apitong (also called Keruing) ply on the face only. This Apitong plywood for container repairs was commonly manufactured in China. The Chinese plywood was priced in the $85-100 per sheet range and…

OHC Picnic Independence Day

Employees at Overseas Hardwoods Company joined at their Stockton manufacturing plant on July 2nd to celebrate Independence day 2013 with a picnic. It was inventory week here at OHC and everyone was happy to take a break to enjoy the great food, games, and fun. This year’s Independence…

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What is the Best Flatbed Trailer Wood?

What is the best wood to use on flatbed trucks and trailers? What will withstand the weather best? What will last the longest? What is the strongest and most durable? Oak? Treated Pine? The answer is Apitong also known as Keruing. Apitong / Keruing is used by all…

Orange Beach Marina Chooses Garapa Wood Decking

Orange Beach Marina recently installed Garapa wood decking for its renovation of its restaurant called Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. The marina was featured in the news as a destination spot in AL.com. See: http://blog.al.com/gulf-coast/2013/06/destination_marinas_orange_bea.html#/0.  Garapa wood decking at Orange Beach Marina Garapa wood was the ideal choice for…

Custom Scanners at OHC

OHC continually improves its operations by upgrading equipment and technology so that we can exceed customer expectations. Custom scanners are the newest upgrade to be released from testing and introduced to the field at OHC’s plant in Stockton Alabama. The scanners have custom software written by Dorger Software Architects of…

Ipe Deck around Pool

New Precision End Trimmer

The production team at OHC recently upgraded their precision end trim production line or “PET” to an automated system. The new PET system utilizes bar-code technology to load trimming specifications into the production process. The production folks nicknamed their new PET saw “Sasquatch.” Sasquatch got his name because…

Deshazo at OHC

To meet customers’ needs at a moment’s notice, OHC doubled its bridge crane capacity. This $125,000 investment ensures that OHC’s production team can quickly handle finished product and package in their kit department with minimal risk to team members or to the finished products. OHC is a leading…

Ipe vs. Pine

It is not a rare occurrence for Pine decking to experience a short life span as a result of exposure to the elements. OHC has a great example to demonstrate how treated Southern Yellow Pine and Ipe decking withstand the elements. Here at Weeks Bay National Refuge in…

OHC Visits Rome, Ipe Comes as No Surprise

Rome is an ancient oasis of human history and home of the Roman Colosseum, one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. To be precise it attracts about 3.9 million visitors each year. That boils down to 7.8 million feet and about one billion three hundred twenty-six million lbs…