US: WoodWorks Announces 2021 Partners

WoodWorks Wood Products Council is pleased to announce its 2021 partners, which represent all facets of the wood products industry. It is through their financial support that WoodWorks, a non-profit organisation, is able to deliver on its programmes to support developers, architects, engineers and others involved in the design and building of wood structures.

“WoodWorks’ focus is supporting developers and design/construction teams in selecting wood as the go-to structural material for multifamily, commercial and institutional building throughout the US,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks’ president and Chief Executive Officer. “We do this by providing project assistance free of charge, hosting educational programming, developing technical resources to fill gaps in available information, and recognising innovative structures with our Wood Design Awards. And, with the newly launched WoodWorks Innovation Network, we connect developers to experienced mass timber professionals. The support of our funders and partners makes all of this work possible.”

Major funding comes from the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), USDA Forest Service, and Forestry Innovation Investment. These organisations 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
  • Weyerhaeuser

Market Development Partners

  • DR Johnson
  • Freres Lumber
  • RedBuilt
  • Sansin
  • SmartLam
  • StructureCraft
  • Vaagen Timbers

Industry Advantage Partners

  • Kalesnikoff
  • Katerra
  • Stora Enso

WoodWorks collaborates with Think Wood, the American Wood Council and the Canadian Wood Council, and, specific to the non-residential sector, the APA – The Engineered Wood Association.

WoodWorks’ value lies in its expertise and credibility. By supporting all wood building systems and technologies, it is able to help design teams identify the most appropriate wood solutions for their projects, while providing the knowledge and resources to use them effectively.