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Trailer restoration

Nova USA assists Camp Prime Time

Jan. 7, 2020
Hardwood products supplier’s donations helped recreational facility for ill, disabled kids restore heavy-duty tilt-bed trailer

Nova USA Wood Products recently helped Camp Prime Time, a recreational facility for ill and disabled children in Washington, rebuild a tilt-bed trailer used to haul heavy machinery, equipment, lumber and fallen trees.

A national supplier of hardwood products and accessories, Nova USA donated 200 Keruing, Genuine Apitong 2x8 Full Sawn Rough Heavy Duty Trailer Deck Boards, 250 3-inch deck screws and Apitong Oil through its division after hearing of Camp Prime Time’s mission and quest to repair the aging, debilitated trailer.

“I reached out to Nova USA Wood Products hoping to make a deal for lumber and various other supplies,” said Ralph Berthon, Camp Prime founder. “I was stunned when they offered to help free of charge. Subsequently, I was able to leverage this support into the donation of everything else we needed to rebuild the trailer.”

Berthon supervised the ground-up restoration of the 1,200-pound, 200-square-foot tilt-bed trailer, including replacement of the trailer’s tires, axle and fenders, and reconstruction of the flatbed surface.

“It took the aid of three volunteers to totally reconstruct the trailer over a three-month period,” Berthon said. “This ranged from all the sheet metal work to the rebuild of the trailer’s flatbed with the materials generously donated by Nova USA.

“The truth is, I never worked with wood like this before. It was just so heavy and durable and exactly what we needed to ensure years of heavy-duty hauling and lifting. The Apitong Oil also covered beautifully and was so easy to apply using only a roller. The color’s amazing. Quite frankly, anyone who saw the trailer before we began can’t believe the transformation. It looks just that good.”

Established in 2009, offers a complete line of Apitong flatbed trailer flooring in rough and shiplap, laminated hardwood truck flooring for van bodies, hardwood trailer components such as scuff liner and tie-down rails, and supplies like Apitong Oil. A high-quality wood finish developed with a proprietary blend of Tung oil, UV blockers, fungicide, and trans-oxide pigments, Apitong Oil was developed to enhance the durability and beauty of most wood products used in heavy-duty automotive and industrial applications.

“I was immediately struck by Ralph and the camp’s mission to help these ailing children and their families,” said Steve Getsiv, president and CEO of Nova USA. “It’s an amazing cause and one we were happy to further even in small way.

“They have an amazing mission that deserves the support.”

Visit for more information on Nova USA’s Apitong trailer floors, boards and supplies.

Fore more on Camp Prime Time, its mission to support seriously ill children and its fundraising efforts, visit

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