Washington – Wood Products Council recently announced its 2022 partners, which represent all facets of the wood products industry. It is through their financial support that WoodWorks, a nonprofit organization, can deliver on its programs to support developers, architects, engineers, and others involved in the design and building of wood structures.
“Support from our diverse group of industry partners empowers WoodWorks and, in turn, the AEC professionals and developers we support. The advancement of sustainable and innovative design is made possible through their investment in our mission and furthers the ongoing exchange of ideas, technologies, and expertise needed to produce high-performing buildings,” says Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks president and CEO. “Our team is excited to continue providing free project support and technical education for teams designing commercial and multi-family wood buildings, and to grow newer initiatives like the WoodWorks Innovation Network (WIN) and Mass Timber Construction Program, which foster collaboration and training in the industry.”
Major funding comes from the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), USDA Forest Service, and Forestry Innovation Investment. These organizations work to foster healthy forests, wood-centric research, skilled forestry jobs in rural communities, and more resilient local economies.
Manufacturing and supplier partners include board partners Boise Cascade, Georgia-Pacific, LP Building Solutions, West Fraser, and Weyerhaeuser; market development partners Binderholz Mass Timber, DR Johnson, Freres Lumber, Global IFS, HASSLACHER Group, Rosboro, Sansin, SmartLam, StructureCraft, and Vaagen Timbers; and industry advantage partners Eurotec, Kalesnikoff, RedBuilt, and Simpson Strong-Tie.
WoodWorks also collaborates with wood industry partners, including Think Wood, the American Wood Council, Canadian Wood Council, and, specific to the non-residential sector, APA – The Engineered Wood Association.
By supporting all wood building systems and technologies, WoodWorks helps design teams identify the most appropriate wood solutions for their projects while providing the knowledge and resources to use them effectively.