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12/01/15

SLB’s 2015 Annual Report

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has released its 2015 Annual Report which highlights its accomplishments in what it has set out to do—protect and grow markets, sell more lumber, and accrue benefits for the entire… Read more »

11/09/15

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Softwood Lumber Board

Date:  Monday, November 9, 2015 – 2:30pm Contact Info:  Maribel Reyna maribel.reyna@ams.usda.gov 202-253-8870 Release No. 147-15 WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed six members to serve on the Softwood Lumber… Read more »

09/09/15

U.S. DISTRICT COURT SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 ORDER IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTE V USDA

During a Softwood Lumber Board Executive Committee meeting held on September 16, 2015, a USDA representative made the following statement regarding the Resolute case: On September 9, 2015, the United States District Court for the… Read more »

09/05/15

USGBC PROMOTES BENEFITS OF BUILDING WITH WOOD

USGBC Recognizes Benefits of Building with Wood For the first time, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has begun promoting wood as a premier sustainable building material, due to its low environmental impact. In the article written by the USGBC, Sustainable… Read more »

08/01/15

AWC’s Design Tools Featured in Inaugural “Code Counts” e-Newsletter

The International Code Council (ICC), developer of U.S. model building standards, and publisher Hanley Wood launched the Code Counts newsletter, with AWC as the exclusive sponsor of the first issue. Aiming to inform and educate nearly 27,000 building… Read more »

04/09/15

Softwood Lumber Board Partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Support Market Development for Innovative Wood Building Technologies

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Secretary of Agriculture announced a partnership agreement between the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help coordinate research, demonstration projects, and market development for… Read more »

01/20/15

Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Softwood Lumber Board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed seven members to serve on the Softwood Lumber Board. Members will serve a 3-year term of office beginning Jan. 1, 2015. New appointments include manufacturers Fritz R. Mason, Peachtree… Read more »

01/16/15

Call for Nominations – Softwood Lumber Board Seeks Candidates

(Note: the nominations and election process for 2015 is now CLOSED.  A similar process will be followed for Board seat elections in 2016) (See the form, “NOMINATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE SOFTWOOD LUMBER BOARD” linked here ) The… Read more »

12/01/14

SLB’s 2014 Annual Report

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has released its 2014 Annual Report which highlights its accomplishments in what it has set out to do—protect and grow markets, sell more lumber, and accrue benefits for the entire… Read more »

03/18/14

USDA ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE WOOD BUILDING MATERIALS

Washington, DC — March 18, 2014 — The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) applauds USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement on the benefits of using wood in taller buildings at today’s workshop “ Building with Wood: Jobs and the… Read more »