Wood products

Homeland Security names forestry and wood products as essential industry

The US Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as a critical infrastructure workforce in the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Homeland Security has designated “workers who support the manufacturing and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to, lumber, paper and other wood products” as essential. Health care providers, […]

Wood products

Massive timber construction competition showcases the cross-cutting advantages of innovative timber products

The development of new modern wood products industries in California is a promising path to healthier forests and reduced wildfire risk. This week, the state announced the winners of a competition designed to inspire and expand the use of innovative engineered wood products called “mass lumber” in construction projects. The State’s Massive Wood Construction Competition […]