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The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry-funded initiative established to promote the benefits and uses of softwood lumber products in outdoor, residential, and non-residential construction.

NON-RESIDENTIAL
COMMUNICATION

Think Wood enables those who specify building materials to “think” wood use, and increases awareness of wood’s benefits in non-residential applications.

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BUILDING
STANDARDS

American Wood Council pursues opportunities to use building standards development venues, technical research, and design tools to open new markets for softwood lumber.

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RESIDENTIAL
PROMOTION

Think Wood focuses on promoting softwood lumber’s benefits for the use of structural and appearance products in, on and around the home.

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DESIGN AND
CONSTRUCTION

WoodWorks is designed to increase the consumption and market share of softwood lumber in multifamily and non residential construction.

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2021 ANNUAL REPORT

For the 10th consecutive year, the SLB and its program partners—the American Wood Council (AWC), Think Wood, and WoodWorks—delivered year-over-year growth in demand and impact for the softwood lumber industry, generating more than 1.8 billion board feet (bbf) of incremental demand in 2021.

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