Heat Treating

heat treating

ISPM-15 Heat Treating is a process used to certify wood products for export shipments. Here at Secure in Motion we perform all heat treating services in-house to ensure a quick turnaround and a proper ISPM-15 standardize treatment. All products that have been heat treated will be stamped and clearly labeled. Our certification document is also available upon request.

Simpson Wood Products was the first company in the Charlotte area to provide heat treatment of pallets and to have heat-treated pallets in stock. Our on-site heat-treating chamber is specifically designed for wood pallets, skids and crates.

Visit our portfolio page for examples of custom crates we produced for specific applications.

Technical Definition According To NWPCA:

The international transport of solid wood packaging material (WPM) is regulated by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), which is a subdivision of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of The United Nations. The IPPC issues the regulations known as International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), and the one specific to WPM is ISPM-15.

ISPM 15 stipulates the treatments and protocols necessary to reduce the risk of the introduction and spread of invasive quarantine pests that results from the usage of WPM for shipping items across the globe. Under ISPM 15, there is no paperwork assigned to WPM that is certifiably treated. Instead, a stamp is applied to the packaging to signify treatment. Countries that choose to participate in the ISPM 15 program only accept and export properly treated and marked WPM.

ISPM 15 also stipulates that each participating country regulate WPM through their National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO). For the United States, the NPPO is United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS). Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), APHIS authorized the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) to administer the ISPM 15 program.

Secure In Motion focuses on green

Recycle and reuse materials in our plant

We continually look for opportunities to recycle and reuse materials to move closer to a 100% bio-based product every day.


We focus on recycling all wood products that pass through our facility. We limit our footprint by repairing used pallets, grinding wood waste into a usable fuel source, and practicing a JIT (just-in-time) inventory of raw materials.

Energy Efficient Plant

Our manufacturing facility is equipped with energy efficient fixtures, LED lighting and energy management systems.

Reduced water waste manufacturing

We promote best practices encouraging our manufacturing facility to reduce water waste.

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