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AWC encourages Perdue to continue support of innovative wood products
Jan 19, 2017
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s nomination as Secretary of Agriculture in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Administration.
AWC applauds Tall Wood Building Competition winners
Sep 17, 2015
American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Tall Wood Building Competition winners. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, Softwood Lumber Board and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
American Wood Council Celebrates National Forest Products Week
Oct 20, 2014
National Forest Products Week (Oct. 19 – 25) Recognizes the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Wood Products
LEESBURG, VA. – In recognition of National Forest Products Week (October 19 – 25), the American Wood Council today released a statement about the sustainable benefits of wood materials and its important role in the U.S. economy. Currently, forest products support more than 1 million direct jobs and contributes $100 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product. And with the global marketplace for green building materials expected to reach $529 billion by 2020, support is growing for the use of wood in construction.
AWC Statement on CEQ "Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda" Released Today
Oct 08, 2014
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ)'s release of their "Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda" today.
AWC Statement on National Manufacturing Day Forest Products Among Top 5 Manufacturing Employers in 20 States
Oct 03, 2014
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding National Manufacturing Day held today. The recognition seeks to bring attention to the skilled labor shortage manufacturers face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
American Wood Council Applauds Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal for Signing S.B. 301 Into Law
May 16, 2014
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signing Senate Bill (S.B.) 301 into law, allowing greater use of wood materials in public school construction.
AWC Applauds DOD Recognition of Green Globes for Assessing Building Sustainability and Thanks Congressional Supporters
Dec 05, 2013
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) today applauded the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) recognition of the Green Globes® building assessment and certification program. Specifically, the new DOD policy expands the ability of the department to verify building sustainability using GSA-approved certification systems, which now include both the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes and the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®).
US Edition of CLT Handbook Now Available
Feb 05, 2013
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC — FPInnovations - in collaboration with the American Wood Council (AWC), the United States (U.S.) Forest Products Laboratory, APA, and U.S. WoodWorks - has published a guide to cross-laminated timber (CLT) applications in the U.S. Developed for building professionals, the publication provides technical information and illustrates CLT applications adapted to current codes and standards.
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Oct 18, 2016 |
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