WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WoodWorks-Wood Products Council has announced its lineup of 2018 funding partners, whose participation in the program enables WoodWorks to achieve its mission of supporting architects, engineers and others involved in the design of wood buildings.
Major funding partners include the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), USDA Forest Service, and Forestry Innovation Investment. By helping building owners and designers understand their wood options and supporting the design of cost-effective, safe and durable wood buildings, the goal is to strengthen the market for wood products. These organizations believe that strong markets for wood contribute to healthy forests (by giving landowners the incentive to invest in forest management and keep forested lands forested), as well as the availability of skilled jobs in rural communities, and more resilient local economies. The Softwood Lumber Board is a check-off program supported by manufacturers of softwood lumber across the U.S., and the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab undertakes research that WoodWorks helps make accessible to building designers.
National Partners are individual companies that also help fund the efforts of the WoodWorks program. The 2018 National Partners include Boise Cascade, Georgia Pacific, LP Building Products, Norbord, Weyerhaeuser, D.R. Johnson, Huber Engineered Woods, Freres Lumber, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Canfor-Anthony, IB X-Lam USA, MiTek, Nordic Structures, Sauter Timber, Sierra Pacific Windows, Simpson Strong-Tie, and SmartLAM. These companies support WoodWorks and participate in its events in order to give building designers regular opportunities to communicate with a wide variety of manufacturers. WoodWorks also receives support from APA – The Engineered Association, and works closely with its partners reThink Wood, the American Wood Council and Canadian Wood Council.
“WoodWorks has an ambitious mandate to provide education and technical support and generally assist in the design, engineering and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks’ President and CEO. “In 2018, our staff is projected to support more than 300 projects that go-to construction, and host an average of an event every business day somewhere in the country. None of this would be possible without the commitment of our partners, who believe in our mission of helping people design and construct quality wood buildings.”
WoodWorks-Wood Products Council (www.woodworks.org) provides free project assistance as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design, engineering and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. WoodWorks technical experts offer support from design through construction on a wide range of building types, including multi-family/mixed-use, educational, commercial, retail, office, institutional, and public.