Log home manufacturer sends residences to the Netherlands

Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes, a log and timber home manufacturer in Middleburg, recently loaded three sea containers with a custom log home package internationally bound for the Netherlands. According to a news release, this is the company’s inaugural international shipment since their relocation to the Snyder County facility last year.

Modifications were implemented to Timberhaven’s standard operating procedures to accommodate the international project. For example, the company worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure it was meeting the strict international regulations set forth by the government, the news release said. One regulation required special heat treatment which completely sanitized the logs and timbers. Custom pallets were also constructed so that each bundle of material could be loaded/unloaded from the only accessible side — the back — versus the side as when typical trailer trucks are loaded.

Timberhaven also built their own loading dock in order to accommodate the forthcoming sea containers. Ultimately, the project had to meet USDA’s approval whereas inspections related to moisture content and sanitization were conducted and approved in mid-December.

From Timberhaven’s facility, the sea containers were transported to Chester. They then were loaded onto a vessel and spend 15 days on the Atlantic Ocean. Unloaded in Antwerp, Belgium, the containers will then be transported to their final destination in Oeveraseweg, Netherlands, the news release said.

“It was exhilarating to overcome the strict USDA regulations and logistical challenges associated with shipping this log home package across the ocean,” Andrew Harter, Timberhaven’s purchasing agent and shipping coordinator said, according to the news release. “The team worked hard to bring this project to fruition; I think everyone appreciates the opportunity to share our specialized products with the international market.”

Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes LLC provides premium-quality kiln-dried log homes, log cabins, timber frame homes, and timber accents, according to the news release. The company is known for investing a significant amount of time and energy to ensure every expectation has been exceeded and that they are providing the best value in log home living, the news release said.  Timberhaven’s highly trained professionals, log home manufacturing process and kiln-dried engineered logs/traditional solid logs are second to none in the log home industry.