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Forest Products

Forest Products

From the BITCO Program Manager

Focus on
Forest Products

Sawmill

While a number of insurance companies serve the forest products industry, few can match BITCO's wood-related history and experience. For more than 70 years we have been designing custom programs to fit the specific needs of the forest products business. And, our involvement extends from the tree to the mill and to the finished wood products in the American home.

BITCO underwriters, risk control consultants and claims adjusters are forest products industry specialists who understand the complexities and nuances of your day-to-day activities. Choosing BITCO over other providers is a business decision that lets you benefit from our interest and support.

BITCO has served wood-related industries for more than 70 years.

Target Classes

Forest
  • Logging and lumbering
  • Sawmills
  • Planing and molding mills
  • Pallet manufacturers
  • Truss manufacturers
  • Furniture/Cabinet manufacturers
  • Retail/Wholesale building materials dealers

Customer Services

Risk Control

Many aspects of the forest products industry involve inherently dangerous activities. We focus primarily on adherence to good safety practices. BITCO's risk control consultants work with you to identify potential causes of loss and recommend ways to minimize your exposure to risk. Regular calls at your business location or job site are a standard part of our service on qualifying accounts.

Claims

When you have a loss, you can be sure that BITCO has the experience in the forest products industry to handle your claim in a timely, professional manner. We are proud of our reputation for exemplary service.

Lines of Coverage

  • Workers compensation
  • General liability
  • Automobile
  • Umbrella
  • Equipment
  • Property

Special Coverages

  • Accidental overcut of timber
  • Logging and lumbering fire damage and vehicle damage

General Liability

Amendment - Logging and Lumbering - Accidental Overcut of Timber

Provides coverage for property damage arising out of the accidental overcut of timber. Occurrence limitation and a participation (deductible) apply.

Amendment - Logging and Lumbering Operations

  1. Property damage of others due to fire
  2. Automobile damage coverage

Provides $100,000 for damage to the property of others due to a fire subject to a per claim deductible.

Provides coverage for damages to an auto of others caused by loading and unloading subject to a per claim deductible.

Contractors Limited Pollution - "Work Site"

Provides BI, PD and environmental damage caused by a pollution incident on a worksite. Limit available is $100,000 and is subject to a $1,000 deductible each incident.

Inland Marine

Logging Equipment Coverage Form

Provides flood coverage and waiver of depreciation on partial loss.

Industry Links

Lines of Coverage

  • Workers compensation
  • General liability
  • Automobile
  • Umbrella
  • Equipment
  • Property