“As someone who’s been involved with deck building for 30 years, I’m definitely a fan of Northern Crossarm’s KDAT (Kiln Dried After Treatment Lumber)…

…If you take an ordinary piece of lumber that’s been treated, it will still be wet when you use it because chemicals and water have been pressure-treated into it. Over time, that board will naturally shrink, which can be a big problem when you’re using them to create a deck frame. As the framing shrinks, it can warp and distort the composite or wood decking resting on it, which can lead to deck failure. This obviously isn’t good for anyone. By using KDAT lumber for our deck frames, we receive fewer callbacks, and that’s good for business.”

Bob Heidenreich

The Deck & Deck Store – Apple Valley, MN

“For building deck substructures, we (and our customers) could not be more excited…

…in addition, they love the quality of the KDAT material. When I toured the Northern Crossarm plant, I was absolutely blown away by the quality control. If a board even looked questionable, it does not make the cut. The sales staff is courteous and incredibly knowledgeable about their products. They are an absolute pleasure to do business with, and we’re thrilled with their KDAT product line.”

Bryan Bolz

ABC Supply Co. Inc. – Jackson, WI

“During this past winter, I made a decision to offer my customers an option of treated wood…KDAT Brown treated lumber…

…Northern Crossarm Co., Inc. presented me with this opportunity, and it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. During the first 6 months of carrying KDAT Brown treated lumber, my treated wood sales have tripled from previous year’s levels. Kiln Drying After Treatment makes the wood easier to handle, and it is less likely to warp or twist, resulting in far fewer construction problems for the builder. This alone has been received with an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers.”

Jere W. Haas

Owner/President – Haas Builders Supply, Inc.

“Lamperts of Faribault is now in its fourth year of stocking Northern Crossarm’s KDAT Brown product line…

…Our builders had no problem with the extra costs of the product when they saw the benefits of the material which includes: less weight and much less checking and cupping than what they’re used to with cheaper “green” or “wet” pressure treated wood. The appearance of the brown stain is more appealing than the green when composite decking is going over joists. Brown KDAT is still our best selling point.”

David Albers

Lampert Lumber – Faribault, MN

“We tested the waters with Brown KDAT treated wood a few years back, and we quickly learned that our customers LOVED the benefits of purchasing a finished, brown-coated KDAT product…

…The perceived value of a finished deck is much higher than the actual cost, meaning additional margin opportunity. Since that time, we’ve updated to KDAT Brown and have also expanded our product offering, eliminating some green treated items all together.”

David Albers

Lampert Lumber – Faribault, MN

“We use and supply Northern Crossarm’s KDAT lumber as it separates our company from the rest of the deck building supply pack…

…Northern Crossarm has been nothing but good to us and for us. Because of their sales staff and the hardworking people that make Northern Crossarm a great company, we look forward to many more years of doing business with them.”

Ron & Greg Porasik

Screwheads Decking – Racing, WI