Fire-retardant treated wood is recognized by the insurance industry as slow burning and can result in reduced insurance rates when used in lieu of untreated wood. Hoover Treated Wood Products, founded in 1955, is one of the largest producers of fire-retardant treated wood in the world. It offers a range of products, including Exterior, Fire-X, Pyro-Guard, DuraGuard-ACQ, CCA, CCA Permanent Wood Foundations, Cop-8, Custom Stamps, Dix-I-ply and plywall. Hoover s products are used for making a variety of general construction structures including, exterior decks, balconies, scaffolding, trim, roof sheathing, bed-liners, siding, stairways, floor joists and electrical panels. Its CCA treated wood protects lumber and plywood from decay and termite attack. Its fire retardant formulations are licensed to a select group of licensee treating plants in North America and the United Kingdom. The company is headquartered in Thomson, Ga., and operates offices in Pine Bluff, Ark.; Milford, Va.; Detroit; Winston, Ore.; and in Asia.