Homan Industries has announced that the company, which includes Homan Industries, Homan Forest Products, and Tri-State Lumber, has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPeferred program. The process includes an audit of manufacturing process and laboratory testing of products to ensure they meet the established biobased standard.
Products approved under the program for Homan Industries, Homan Forest Products, and Tri-State Lumber are:
Southern Yellow Pine Lumber
Southern Yellow Pine Wood Chips
Southern Yellow Pine Bark Mulch
Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Treated CCA
Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Treated Micronized Copper
Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products.
The BioPreferred program was created by the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized and expanded as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). The program’s purpose is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities, while reducing the nation’s reliance on petroleum, increasing the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributing to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.
Homan Industries is located in Fulton, Mississippi. Homan Industries is comprised of Homan Forest, Homan Wood, Homan Logistics, and Tri-State Lumber. The company saws, dries, planes, re-manufactures, and treats Southern Yellow Pine lumber and timbers.