• Working Forests and Wood Products are Part of the Climate Solution

    Jan 22, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – With President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Accords, the American Wood Council (AWC), National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) stand ready to support the administration as it now seeks to reduce carbon emissions.
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  • AWC Applauds Mass Timber Provisions in NDAA

    Dec 11, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following the final passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill included language from Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) directing the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Agriculture to review the potential to incorporate innovative wood products in constructing or renovating facilities owned or managed by the Department of Defense and issue a report to Congress.
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  • Charles Ingram Lumber Co. VP to Lead AWC’s Board

    Dec 01, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) today announced the election of Charles Ingram Lumber Co. Vice President T. Furman Brodie as the Chairman of AWC Board of Directors for a one-year term, effective January 1, 2021.
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  • Former AWC Manager Receives ICC’s Bobby J. Fowler Award

    Nov 10, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The prestigious International Code Council Bobby J. Fowler Award was presented today to Sam W Francis, retired Senior Director of National Programs for the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • AWC Encouraged by NSR Final Rule

    Oct 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Jackson Morrill issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule for New Source Review (NSR) project emission accounting.
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  • AWC Conducts Full-Scale CLT Diaphragm Tests

    Oct 13, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has successfully completed two full-scale cross-laminated timber (CLT) diaphragm tests to provide strength and deformation data important for evaluating CLT diaphragm resistance to lateral wind and earthquake forces. The tests were completed at Weyerhaeuser’s ISO 17025 accredited test facility in Federal Way, Washington.
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  • AWC Applauds EPA’s Final Rule on Permit Streamlining

    Oct 01, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Jackson Morrill issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of the “Once In, Always In” final rule to reclassify certain major sources as area sources under the Clean Air Act.
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  • Tall Mass Timber Provisions Adopted in NFPA 5000, NFPA 101

    Sep 09, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – Allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings have been approved as part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code® and, where applicable, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®.
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