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. Programs and initiatives supported by the SLB focus on increasing the demand for softwood lumber products in the U.S.
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Metsä Wood is Europe’s largest producer of LVL and the world’s most innovative developer of LVL-based panelized and modular building systems. Metsä has also developed “Open Source Wood”, an open ideas platform to foster modular wood construction. Metsä Wood is calling on all architects and engineers to share their innovations in wood construction to facilitate knowledge sharing and growth in off-site and modular construction. Metsä Wood provides premium-quality wood products for construction, industrial and distribution customers. Our aim is to be the best partner for these customers, opening up the almost endless possibilities for wood. We use 100% traceable wood from northern forests, a sustainable raw material of the finest quality. Our facilities are all surrounded by these forests, which ensures a never-ending reliable supply.
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MiTek is a diversified global supplier of builder products, collaborative software, engineering services, and manufacturing equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its associates’ well-being, and its customers’ success, is the company’s hallmark. Founded in 1955 and a Berkshire Hathaway company since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Together with our customers, suppliers, trade partners and associates we seek to pursue our Vision: Living and working in celebration, our vision is for MiTek to be in every structure worldwide.
Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. UPRR serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports, and has gateways to operate to the eastern U.S. and internationally to Canada and Mexico. UPRR has access to 75% of U.S. lumber production and currently ships a variety of engineered wood products, lumber, panel, utility poles and wallboard. UPRR allows for large quantities of material to be shipped direct to job sites in an efficient, sustainable, cost effective way with logistics to support and is proactively looking to support mass timbers and modular growth on rail.
GRIP Metal™ is a stamping process created to modify sheet metal surface, applying an array of micro-formed hooks that can physically adhere with other materials without the use of traditional adhesives. Diverse materials such as rubbers, plastics, wood and wood composites, concrete, carbons, glass fibers, papers, friction composite materials, and many others, can be physically adhered to GRIP Metal™ substrates.
GRIP Metal™ can be used as either a point of bonding for these materials within larger structures, or as a mediating layer between different materials, lending structural strength to less capable or inherently fragile structures and composites.
Nordic Structures is dedicated to engineered wood products for the construction industry. Our solutions are tailor made for tomorrow’s school, commercial, industrial, infrastructure, institutional, recreational, and both single and multifamily residential projects. With our sister company, Chantiers Chibougamau, Nordic Structures has over 50 years experience and expertise as wood processing innovators. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is the latest addition to our product line. We also provide technical support to architects and engineers. From product distribution to turnkey wood structures, we are known for our technical expertise and product quality. Our sustainable solutions are appreciated by customers seeking the right product at the right price, backed by first-rate service.
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design, and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics- and editorial-driven construction industry database, the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions.