AWC applauds Secretary of Agriculture’s confirmation

Apr 24, 2017

Encourages continued support of innovative wood products

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Administration.

“AWC congratulates Secretary Perdue on his confirmation and encourages him to continue that agency’s historically robust support for research on wood products. Our industry has long enjoyed a strong relationship with the Department and we look forward to continuing that under Secretary Perdue’s tenure.

“As an example, advancing the construction of tall wood buildings will help reduce the costs and increase the economic benefits of building construction. Tall wood buildings would introduce carbon-neutral building materials to our urban areas, as well as job creation in rural areas. Supporting tall wood construction is a win-win for the Administration and the industry.”