• Wood Products Industry Leaders Take to Capitol Hill

    May 15, 2012
    WASHINGTON – Representatives from the wood products community are on Capitol Hill today meeting with members of Congress to discuss federal issues affecting their industry and its more than 300,000 workers.
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  • AWC applauds Sens. Pryor and Blunt for introducing the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012

    May 02, 2012
    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced S. 2346 – the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012 – which would modify the definition of "biobased" materials to specifically include forest products in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biobased Markets Program.
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  • Southern Pine Design Values Implemented in AWC Standards and Design Tools

    May 01, 2012
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has revised several of its standards and design tools in response to upcoming changes to Southern Pine design values. The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review approved changes to design values for 2"- 4" thick, 2"- 4" wide, Southern Pine #2 Dense and 2x4 Mixed Southern Pine #2, and all lower grades (i.e. #3, Stud, Construction, Standard, and Utility), with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2012 to allow for their orderly implementation. The changes to AWC standards and design tools ensure they remain consistent with the new design values. Visit www.spib.org and www.southernpine.com for more details.
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  • AWC Elects T.R. Miller Co.'s Danny White to Board of Directors

    Mar 20, 2012
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) has announced that T.R. Miller President and CEO Danny White has been elected to serve on its board of directors for a two-year term.
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  • AWC Statement on President Obama's Biobased Product Procurement Memorandum

    Feb 24, 2012
    Association urges USDA to recognize all wood products as “biobased”
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President Robert Glowinski released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s memorandum directing the federal government to increase procurement of biobased products.
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  • AWC Submits Comments on EPA's Boiler MACT Rules

    Feb 23, 2012
    Despite some improvement, issues of achievability and affordability remain.
    WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the American Wood Council (AWC) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the reproposed Boiler MACT rules, as well as on the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI or Incinerator) rule, Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) rule, and Boiler Generally Achievable Control Technology (GACT) rule.
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  • AWC Statement on the U.S. District Court Decision to Vacate Stay of Boiler MACT Rules

    Jan 10, 2012
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement regarding Judge Friedman’s District Court decision to vacate the stay of the Boiler MACT rules.
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  • American Wood Council Elects New Officers for 2012

    Jan 04, 2012
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) announced today the election of its 2012 officers and board of directors.
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