Class Code: 2915
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 2915 is applicable to insureds that manufacture veneer and further process the veneer into a product. Refer to Code 2916 for risks which do not manufacture veneer but do manufacture veneer products. “Veneer” is defined as a thin layer of material, usually made of wood or plastic, which is used to cover the surface of another material. In most instances, veneer will have a superior quality surface when compared to the surface it covers. The sawing of logs into bolts; the softening of same in vats of hot water or steam rooms; then either turning, slicing or sawing; and the final clipping of the single-ply sheets to size and drying are the operations performed in the manufacture of rough veneer. Some rough veneer may be sold as a product.
The operations involved in the manufacture of veneer products will vary depending on the product to be manufactured. Wire stapling machines, wire hoop machines, clippers, table saws and, in some instances, punch presses for making metal parts are utilized in the manufacture of veneer barrels, baskets of woven veneer, wire staple baskets or wire staple fruit hampers of stripped veneer, tacked or wire staple berry boxes of sheet veneer and wire-bound fruit crates of stripped veneer with or without turned wood slabs or ends.
Taping, gluing, clamping and/or pressing machines are used to manufacture veneered products such as hardwood flooring, seats, panels, plywood, kitchen countertops, desk tops, sink tops, chalkboards, bulletin boards and furniture cores. The manufacture of these products will generally involve the lamination of vinyl or plastic top coverings to particle boards. While the assembly of these products usually consists of the application of a single-ply veneer to another surface, processes that involve multi-ply applications are additionally contemplated by this code, provided the veneer used is manufactured by the insured.
Refer to Code 4250 for risks which engage in the lamination of paper to manufacture paper or paper-like products.
All veneer product operations, irrespective of character, are readily identified by the presence of a large amount of assembly work involving the combination of two or more surfaces to each other. As veneer-covered products are many and varied, there may be little operational similarity between risks contemplated by this class.