Lifting Lumber Sales—and Your Business with 2.59 Billion Board Feet of New Demand

Lumber is an integral part of both your business and how America builds housing. The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) works tirelessly to make it more than that. The SLB is working to make wood not… Read more »


SLB Partners on New Report Which Provides Fire-Rated Solutions for Mass Timber Connection Assemblies

Arup, D.R. Johnson, MyTiCon and the Softwood Lumber Board partnered to complete three full-scale fire tests for glulam beam to column connectors. The fire tests were loaded to simulate typical building conditions. The testing is a… Read more »


SLB Supports Shake Table Test for Earthquake-Resilient Mass Timber Buildings

The SLB is supporting engineering researchers at Colorado School of Mines to perform seismic tests on an innovative two-story structure made of cross laminated timber (CLT). The tests will generate the scientific data and knowledge… Read more »


SLB Impact Report Infographic Released

The SLB recently released its 2016 annual impact statement, including easy-to-read summary graphics that outline 2016 results. In 2016, the SLB’s programs and investments generated 906 million board feet (mmbf) of incremental consumption; $314 million of… Read more »


USDA Announces Publication of Proposed Rulemaking on De Minimus Exemption Threshold

USDA has conducted a review of the exemption threshold under the softwood lumber checkoff, analyzing various thresholds ranging from 10 to 30 million board feet.  A proposed rule that details USDA’s analysis and proposes an… Read more »


Nail-Laminated Timber Design and Construction Guide Now Available

New Guide highlights versatility of wood. WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2017 –The Binational Softwood Lumber Council has released the Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) U.S. Design and Construction Guide, a first-of-its-kind manual for the U.S. design and construction community…. Read more »


SLB Funded Research Opens New Opportunities for Wood

  With support from the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) together with Arup, with support from MyTiCon, and DR Johnson, recently completed three successful fire tests on one-hour glulam beam to column connectors, adding to the evidence base… Read more »


Call for Nominations – Softwood Lumber Board Seeks Candidates

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) seeks nominations of softwood lumber manufacturers and importers interested in candidacy for Board seats coming open in January 2018. The deadline for nominations is March 13th, 2017. NOTE: The nomination process for this… Read more »


The SLB’s Timber City Exhibit Continues to Garner Impressive Press Coverage

The Timber City exhibit at the National Building Museum (NBM) in Washington, D.C., which debuted in September, 2016 and runs through May, 2017, continues to receive outstanding press coverage highlighting the innovative mass timber wood products and… Read more »


Building the Case for Tall Wood Buildings

     The SLB’s Timber City exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC is available for the softwood lumber industry and regional associations to utilize the space to host their own complementary programs to… Read more »