• Wood Products Manufacturers Producing at Highest Levels Since 2007

    Mar 03, 2021
    Despite the many challenges presented by the pandemic, wood products manufacturers are responding to the high demand by producing wood products at levels not seen since before the Great Recession. Production output of wood products is the highest it’s been since 2007, according to the Federal Reserve Board.
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  • AWC applauds Gov. Scott’s signing of education omnibus bill

    Apr 14, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the education omnibus bill, HB 7029, into law. The bill allows Florida school districts to modify educational facilities requirements in the state building code upon a 2/3 vote of the school board. These modifications could include allowing the use of wood for interior non-load bearing walls in public educational facilities, which is currently prohibited.
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  • AWC applauds final BioPreferred Program regulations

    Jun 15, 2015
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the final issuance of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program regulations today. The 2014 Farm Bill states that forest products, previously considered to be ineligible because they were "mature market," are now eligible products to be recognized in USDA biobased programs.
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  • Wood products industry releases Weights and Measurement Labeling guidelines

    Feb 24, 2015
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council has collaborated with companies and organizations in the lumber industry to release recommended guidelines for Weights and Measurement Labeling.
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  • AWC applauds Reps. Thompson and Schrader for introducing the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012

    Jun 01, 2012
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) have introduced H.R. 5873 – the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012 – to modify the definition of "biobased" materials to specifically include wood products in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biobased Markets Program initiatives.
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  • Support from Members of Congress for Expanding Sustainable Forest Certification Could Stimulate Market for Forest Products

    Jul 19, 2010
    WASHINGTON – Seventy-nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives showed their support for wood as a renewable building resource – and the workers it supports in the U.S. forest products industry -- in a letter to the President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, Rick Fedrizzi, by urging the expansion of recognized sustainable forest certification programs.
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