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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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