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Wood Products Insurance Program

Whether your business manufactures or ships wood products, finding a comprehensive insurance solution for wood products is challenging.

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The Wood Product and Manufacturing Industry is full of Risk and Potential Liabilities.

Work with a team experienced in delivering solutions specifically for wood products businesses.

We help businesses lower the true cost of their risk by focusing on risk management, supported by the best claims advocacy, loss control and insurance. Horton’s strong relationships with regional, national, and international insurance carriers enable us to negotiate the best terms and conditions for our clients.

Executive Vice President

Kevin Mershimer

With over 20 years working with clients in the wood products and plastics operations industries, Kevin can deliver comprehensive, cost-effective and innovative solutions to meet the most complex, risk-related challenges.

Have a question? Talk to Kevin today! 


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How can Horton Safety Consulting Services help your Manufacturing Business Operations?

Horton Safety Consultants can:

  • Develop organizational specific safety and health programs and procedures with special emphasis on manufacturing environment work activities and exposures. Special emphasis safety programs and procedures could include equipment and machine operations and guarding, electrical safety and lockout tagout, hazard communication; globally harmonized systems, housekeeping and combustible dust, ergonomics and soft tissue injury prevention.
  • Provide authorized, affected and other lockout/tagout application training.
  • Provide powered industrial truck, scissor and aerial lift training and certification.
  • Provide first-aid, CPR & AED training and certification for key company personnel.
  • Provide routine training sessions for managers, supervisors and leads to ensure that facility safety and employee work practices are compliant with applicable OSHA standards and company directions.
  • Conduct safety observations and audits using the Predictive Solutions software platform. Predictive Solutions provides statistical probabilities regarding the occurrence of accidents and injuries. Formal reports with photographs depicting both safe and at-risk practices and conditions will be distributed to key company personnel.
  • Conduct documented accident and injury investigations. The investigation report will include descriptions and a summary of events, root causes and recommended actions; photographs will be taken. Horton Safety Consultants will use these investigations to solicit ideas and suggestions from all employees on how to prevent similar injuries or accidents from occurring in the future.
  • Develop and implement an Accident Review Board (ARB). The Accident Review Board is made up of key company personnel who review and hold meetings to discuss significant accidents or near misses. At regular intervals, the injured or involved employee and their supervisor report to the ARB meetings to discuss what events transpired and what must be addressed to prevent future events.
  • Capabilities to perform Industrial Hygiene activities necessary to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA hazardous and toxic substances requirements, OSHA’s respiratory protection regulations and OSHA’s hearing conservation standard.

After working with Frank Miller Lumber for over 18 years, Kevin Mershimer at The Horton Group continues to work diligently for us, as if we were a new client.

He has become an extension of our staff and even uses the word “we” when talking about our organization. He is very responsive and has earned our respect and trust through insurance placement and proactive risk management. He keeps us informed of who is writing in our niche and stays active in our wood products associations. We hold Kevin in high regard and wholeheartedly recommend him as an informed/ professional Insurance agent. We are glad to have him on our side.

Wood Products Insurance Program

Our wood products program has been designed specifically with the needs of this industry in mind. Our capabilities also include property, liability, inland marine workers’ compensation, surety and employee benefits.

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage

Is your property class 9 or 10? Our program offers property, liability, inland marine and workers compensation insurance.

Overseas Capabilities

Does your business imports or export goods and services overseas? Our team knows how to navigate the waters to protect your business.

Deep Industry Experience

Are you sure you’re fully covered for all aspects of your operations? Our team has worked in the wood products industry for over 20 years, deep expertise in insurance solutions and experience in implementing a safety training and risk management programs.

Limited Wood Product Operations Qualify for this Program

This program is exclusively for sawmills, pallet manufacturers, architectural millwork, hardwood flooring manufacturers, lumber drying & treating operations, cabinet shops, corrugated box manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, retail lumber, RV & trailer manufacturers

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