• Senate, House introduce Timber Innovation Act

    Mar 07, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The Senate and House today introduced the “Timber Innovation Act” to the support of the American Wood Council (AWC), American Forest Foundation (AFF), Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA).
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  • AWC: Building code process works

    Feb 21, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, along with numerous representatives from building owners, architecture, development, and engineering, all testified today in opposition of Maryland Senate Bill 722. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Joan Carter Conway, would prohibit a multifamily dwelling from being constructed using wood-frame construction in municipal jurisdictions exceeding a specified population density.
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  • Two D.R. Johnson companies join AWC

    Feb 16, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – D.R. Johnson Lumber Company and D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, both headquartered in Riddle, Ore., have joined the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • 2018 IBC and IEBC balcony code changes adopted in CA

    Feb 06, 2017
    SACRAMENTO – The California Building Standards Commission has voted to approve emergency regulations enhancing the California Building Code (CBC) balcony and walking surface construction requirements. The American Wood Council (AWC) was a proponent of similar balcony code change proposals recently approved for publication in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and Existing Building Code (IEBC).
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  • Cal/OSHA decides not to lower permissible wood dust exposure after AWC testimony

    Jan 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board declined a staff proposal to lower the existing permissible exposure limit (PEL) for wood dust from 5 milligrams per cubic meter to 1 milligram per cubic meter after testimony from the American Wood Council (AWC).
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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.
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  • AWC Industry Progress Report shows improvements

    Jan 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures.
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  • AF&PA, AWC Support House Passage of Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

    Jan 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in support of House passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. They also welcomed House action last week to pass the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act and Midnight Rules Relief Act.
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