TECO is North America's value-added, truly independent third-party certification agency for building products. We certify all types of structural and non-structural panel products including: OSB, plywood, particleboard, and MDF panels manufactured throughout North, Central, and South America, as well as Europe. In addition to panel products we inspect and test deck and guard-rail components as well as many other building product types requiring ICC-ES code report inspections. We test a wide array of other products, including structural wood adhesives and formaldehyde emissions of panel products. Since 1933, TECO's name has represented quality and innovation in the wood products industry.
Headquartered in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, TECO operates state-of-the-art test laboratories in Eugene, Oregon, and Shreveport, Louisiana, equipped to test a full range of engineered wood products and adhesives. We support our global presence with international representatives in Japan and Brazil; and since 1993, have been recognized by the Japanese government to apply the JAS certification mark to structural wood products manufactured for export into Japan. (more about our accreditations)
The TECO TESTED® certification mark is recognized worldwide as a symbol of product and code compliance. Its presence on wood products gives manufacturers instant market recognition, while assuring architects, engineers and builders that the products they design and use for building have met both TECO's and regulatory agencies' requirements for proven performance.
Since TECO is not an association, we have the flexibility to customize programs to meet the manufacturer's specific needs. One of our unique certification programs even includes a full-time TECO technician in the mill to complement a manufacturer's in-house quality assurance team.
TECO's commitment to the industry (see our alliances within the industry), and integrity in everything we do, are two characteristics that drive our value-added customer focused philosophy. These values are embodied in our mission statement and guiding principles and underscore how we operate now and in the future.
TECO maintains a freely-available online library of technical information for both manufacturers and end users. Documents are available in both PDF and HTML format. The following code would be used in a web page or online forum to link to our technical library page:
<a href="http://www.tecotested.com/tech-info">TECO Technical Library</a>
In many cases, you may obtain the exact address of a given document by right-clicking its link (often marked ‘Download PDF’) and selecting “Copy Link Location” from the menu that appears. The link can then be pasted directly into an e-mail or text editor. To embed a link in a web page or online forum, replace the blue, underlined portion of the example above with the link you obtained from the library page. For example:
<a href="http://www.tecotested.com/techtips/pdf/tt_edgeclips">Using panel edge clips</a>
Please Note: Links that lead to resources beyond TECO's web site are marked with a symbol.
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