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 »


SLB’s 2016 Annual Report

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has released its 2016 Annual Report which highlights its accomplishments in what it has set out to do—protect and grow markets, sell more lumber, and accrue benefits for the entire… Read more »


USDA Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Softwood Lumber Board

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed six members to the Softwood Lumber Board to serve 3-year terms of office beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Newly appointed manufacturer Furman Brodie, of Florence,… Read more »


Framework Completes First Successful Mass Timber High-Rise Fire Tests in the U.S.

The Framework Project, LLC, has completed two significant fire tests on Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam) demonstrating for the first time the feasibility of tall mass timber buildings in the U.S. The test results… Read more »


Timber in the City: Architectural Students Awarded Prizes for Innovative Designs Using Wood

Awards were recently announced for a student design competition, Timber in the City: Urban Habitats, which explored wood as an innovative building material. The winning entrants, with prizes totaling $40,000, were chosen based on the design’s ability to integrate… Read more »


SLB Sponsors Mass Timber Exhibition at National Building Museum

An exhibit set to open in September 2016 at the National Building Museum will challenge the nation that wood is an old-fashioned building material. Located in the nation’s capital, the National Building Museum is America’s… Read more »


Timber Innovation Act Legislation Introduced

Proposed legislation, the “Timber Innovation Act,”  was introduced yesterday that would help accelerate research and development – and ultimately construction – of wood building in the United States.  The SLB, as a USDA research and… Read more »


2015 SLB Infographic

Download the 2015 Softwood Lumber Board infographic that summarizes the five year ROI and highlights SLB’s Centers of Excellence 2015 achievements.


US Green Building Council (USGBC) Announces LEED Recognition for Certified Wood

Tuesday the US Green Building council (USGBC) announced a new Alternative Compliance Pathway credit for recognition of responsible, legal sourcing of wood.  Wood certified under programs identified through ASTM D7612-10 (including SFI, ATFS, CSA, and… Read more »


The Softwood Lumber Boards’ Impact

Article appearing in March-April 2016 issue of Softwood Forest Product Buyer’s publication.   The SLB Continues to Move the Needle toward Increased Demand for Softwood Lumber  Mike Case, President & CE, The Westervelt Company Chair,… Read more »