• ANSI approves 2015 NDS and SDPWS standards

    The American Wood Council 2015 “National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction” and “Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic” (SDPWS) standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Both standards are referenced …

  • NAHB Honors Building Systems Industry Leaders

    The Building Systems Councils (BSC) and the Log and Timber Homes Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented the 2015 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design to BSC members who demonstrated high achievement …

  • Mastercam Ranks 1st in Installed Seats for the 20th Straight Year

    The most recent analysis of CAM software seats produced by CIMdata, Inc. shows that CNC Software’s Mastercam@reg; is once again the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 20th straight year. With over 200,000 installed seats worldwide, Mastercam has nearly …

  • Plum Creek Reports Results for Third Quarter 2014

    Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. has recently announced third quarter earnings of $61 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, on revenues of $375 million. Third quarter earnings include a $3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, after-tax gain from insurance …

  • American Wood Council Celebrates National Forest Products Week

    In recognition of National Forest Products Week (October 19 – 25), the American Wood Council (AWC) has released a statement about the sustainable benefits of wood materials and its important role in the U.S. economy. Currently, forest products support more …

  • Forest Industry Calls on Government to defend against Chinese Trade Action

    The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) calls on the federal government to respond to the trade action China has taken on Canada’s forest products industry.   China imposed preliminary duties on imports of dissolving pulp from Canada of 13 …

  • Laramie Pine is the latest from Schattdecor

    Laramie Pine is a new rustic decor from Schattdecor that was shown in August at IWF in Atlanta. It was shown in a light warm gray color that we call “Jasmine Rice” and is one of the colors that is …

  • Drytac to unveil JetMounter™ Fuzion XD

    Drytac will introduce the next generation of JetMounter roller laminators at this year’s SGIA Expo, held October 22-24 in Las Vegas. The JetMounter™ Fuzion XD is a heavy-duty wide format roller laminator with a durable metal construction, specifically designed with …

  • Siempelkamp Sells Ten wood-based material production plants in 2014

    Including two new orders from Turkish wood-based material manufacturers, Siempelkamp has sold ten wood-based material production plants in 2014 to date. With this result, the machine builder has already reached the total number of orders received during the previous business …

  • New NAHB Study Shows Substantial Regional Differences

    A recent study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed significant regional differences in new single-family home characteristics, ranging from price, design features, building materials and even financing. The new findings come from analysis of the 2013 Census …

  • Canadian Wood Council Applauds Ontario’s Decision on Mid-Rise

    The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and Wood WORKS! Ontario are pleased with the announcement made today by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, MPP Ted McMeekin, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, MPP Bill Mauro, and the Minister …

  • AWC Statement on DOE Green Standard Certification Final Rule

    American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule recently released. The rule establishes criteria for the use of green building certifications systems by federal agencies. “AWC appreciates …

  • Excessive Lending Standards Affects Home Sales

    Tight mortgage lending standards continue to affect sales for single-family builders across the nation, according to a survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Well over half of the single-family builders surveyed indicated that lending standards were …

  • Arauco and Sierrapine End Purchase Agreement

    Arauco and SierraPine have jointly and voluntarily agreed to terminate their purchase agreement due to certain objections by the US Justice Department. On January 14, 2014, Arauco announced that its subsidiary, Flakeboard America Limited, had signed an asset purchase agreement …


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