Can I get a copy of the Certification documents before I place my order?
This question comes up with some regularity at Portland Bolt and by necessity the answer is no. We are happy to provide sample certifications to you so that you may get a general idea of what your certifications will look like when you receive them with your order. However, beyond the sample certifications we cannot provide anything further until an order is placed and we actually start manufacturing the product. This is because until we physically take down the steel from our warehouse racks and start cutting into a particular bar or bundle of steel we have no way of knowing which individual heat lot we are going to be utilizing for a given order. Additionally, if the product requires heat treatment, galvanizing, or mechanical testing as part of the manufacturing process, we cannot generate those particular portions of the certification documents until that particular process has been completed.