Coal Mining Industry
Schroth Industries has been supplying mine timbers such as posts, cribbing, headers, crossbars, and bridge planks to the mining industry since the 1920s in Western Pennsylvania. Servicing the coal mining industry by providing them with their timber requirements is still a crucial part of our business.
Natural Gas Industry
With the revitalization of the natural gas industry in Western Pennsylvania due to the exploration of the Marcellus and Utica shales we have expanded our inventory to supply the “gas patch” with their hardwood blocking needs.
Other Industries that use our hardwood lumber and timbers include:
As part of our mission to provide top quality products and to be the leading high-end treated lumber supplier in the United States all our 1” decking and 2” dimensional lumber are number 1, or better, Southern Yellow Pine (SYP). We also carry native Red Pine landscape timbers. We are also a retail outlet for power transmission supplies including : Gates V-belts, and Browning sheaves and hardware.
Wood Treating Services
Preserve® is the brand name for ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary) and is the environmentally advanced, arsenic-free preservative that we use. Preserve® is suited for outdoor building projects where appearance is important and protection from the effects of weathering is a priority. The treated lumber is pressure-treated deep to the heart of the wood, unlike brush-on applications that only protect the surface of the wood. Preserve® provides long lasting protection against the effects of weathering that lead to cupping and splitting in your outdoor wood projects.
Schroth Industries also provides a treating service for your lumber known as TSO (Treating Service Only).
- Built-in long lasting ACQ preservative protection
- Does not contain arsenic, chromium or other EPA classified hazardous chemicals
- Long-term protection against decay and termite attack
- Improved weathering characteristics
- Improved fastener performance
- Easy to work with and easily painted and stained with oil-borne systems
- Lifetime Limited warranty
- Produced under third party independent inspection
- Painting and Staining or Natural Weathering
Preserve can be painted or stained to match any outdoor color scheme. High quality oil-based paints and stains are recommended. Water repellent coatings can be applied to improve the long-term surface appearance of Preserve. Left uncoated or with clear water repellent coatings, Preserve will initially weather to a natural brown color, eventually turning gray following long-term exposure to the sun.
It is important to ensure that the wood is dry and free from surface deposits prior to applying any coating.
Nails, Fasteners and Fittings
Hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel fasteners and fittings are recommended. Anti-corrosion coatings applied to fasteners and fittings in contact with treated wood will enhance long-term performance. Direct contact of Preserve treated wood with aluminum fasteners and fittings is not recommended.