Environmental Policy

At Skandia Truss, good ethical environmental practices are vital to our business operations. Our new fabricating shop will be heated with wood generated from our own lumber "cut offs". This wood burns cleanly (with little smoke) as it is kiln dried and free of bark and moisture. All of our buildings are super insulated and have proper ventilation because of the energy heels on our trusses.

Since 1996 we have been a leader in promoting an energy heel that meets or exceeds energy codes for homes and heated buildings. There is no better way to save energy in a heated building than to properly insulate and ventilate it's ceiling. 18" Energy heels make this possible. We also pay close attention to the structural strength of our trusses, specifically their snow load. Both have a positive impact on energy efficiency and overall building value throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula where our trusses are sold.

Our wood is purchased from lumber producers who practice good forest stewardship and embrace sustainable forests. These suppliers are certified by the following forestry standards (some have more than one certification): FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative), CSA (Canadian Standards Association), and ATFS (American Tree Farm System). All of our wood is stored in clean, dry, well-ventilated warehouses.

Our trucks and roller trailers are scaled down to the smallest level possible yet are large enough to haul loads safely and efficiently, thus saving fuel. The trucks and trailers also vary in size and length in order to fit individual jobs.

Skandia Truss will continue to make the conservation of energy a primary goal for our customers and this company. Our commitment to quality is widely known, thus good environmental practices naturally follow. As the continually rising energy and material costs of the global economy create demand for smaller and smarter homes, the building industry will face unprecedented change. Skandia Truss is committed to meet the challenge.

Gary Niemela, Owner Skandia Truss

Skandia Truss
Div. of Gary Niemela, Inc.
9465 U.S. 41 South
Skandia, MI 49885

Phone: (906) 942-7171
Fax: (906) 942-7150