May 2018 Newsletter

  View this email in your browser SUBSCRIBE SEND TO A COLLEAGUE May 2018 Softwood Lumber Industry Votes in Referendum to Continue SLB Kickstarter Project Proposes Novel Iconic Floating Timber Bridge in New York City Program Updates… Read more »


Overwhelming Support for Continuation of the Softwood Lumber Board

Washington, D.C. – May 23, 2018.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that domestic manufacturers and importers of softwood lumber have voted overwhelmingly to continue the efforts of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB)…. Read more »


WoodWorks Webinar: Optimized Design, Efficient Construction: How One of the Largest Mass Timber Buildings in the US was Accomplished

This case study presentation offers a rare opportunity to learn about mass timber from a company that built a five-story, 156,000-square-foot office building in Hillsboro, Oregon. Swinerton Builders, which undertook all aspects of construction in-house, will… Read more »


Softwood Lumber Board: An Ecosystem of Demand Generation

The Softwood Lumber Board’s (SLB) ability to increase the market demand for softwood lumber boosts industry ROI, maintains forests as forests, creates new jobs and strengthens communities. Watch video now.  


April 2018 Newsletter

Softwood Lumber Board: An Ecosystem of Demand Generation SLB Director Hugues Simon: Capitalizing on New Market Opportunities Program Updates AWC Helps Mass Timber Pass Major Hurdle during ICC Committee Hearings  Think Wood Reaches Influential Architecture Firms Wood, Naturally’s Healthy Home… Read more »


Capitalizing on New Market Opportunities

By Hugues Simon President, BarretteWood Inc.  The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) helps the softwood lumber industry identify, create, and capitalize on new and existing opportunities to generate demand and sell more of our products. The… Read more »


Tall Mass Timber Code Changes Pass First Hurdle

The highly-anticipated tall mass timber building code changes passed their first hurdle earlier Monday with approval by an International Code Council (ICC) Code Change Committee. The 2018 ICC Committee Action Hearings got underway in Columbus,… Read more »


SLB’s Tall Wood & Mass Timber Initiatives Open New Doors for Industry Growth

George Emmerson President & CEO, Sierra Pacific Industries. The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is the industry’s initiative to protect and grow market share for softwood lumber products in North America. Participating in the SLB is… Read more »


The SLB Helps the Industry Do More

By Don Kayne President and CEO, Canfor Corporation Chair, Softwood Lumber Board Programs Committee The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has been transformational for the softwood lumber industry in many ways, helping us to generate over… Read more »


March 2018 Newsletter

SLB’s 2017 Annual Report: Real Growth. Lasting Roots Insights From SLB’s Board of Directors Call for Nominations: SLB Seeks Candidates for Board SLB Supports Inaugural Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference Program Updates WoodWorks Brings Expertise to Mass… Read more »