The HLPA is a source of reference for industry professionals who are interested in learning more about today’s wood and lumber products. From building to design, we take great pride in providing you with the wood and lumber industry’s best resources. Wood associations are committed and passionate about their work. They’re eager to communicate what they know about wood’s benefits and find innumerable ways to do so. The organizations below offer a glimpse at how the use of wood is currently being promoted and supported in countries around the world.
iWPN was created to showcase award-winning wood designs and structures from around the world, as well as the campaigns and materials being developed by wood industry organizations to support and encourage the use of wood in their regions
American Wood Council
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American traditional and engineered wood products, representing over 60% of the industry. From a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon, the wood products industry makes products that are essential to everyday life. AWC's engineers, technologists, scientists, and building code experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards on structural wood products for use by design professionals, building officials, and wood products manufacturers to assure the safe and efficient design and use of wood structural components.
Canadian Wood Council
The Canadian Wood Council CWC is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction. Through its member Associations, the Council represents those manufacturers. The Canadian Wood Council enables the selling of Canadian wood products through programs and services focused on creating market access and demand. CWC increases the use of Canadian wood by assuring their broad regulatory acceptance. The Council ensures that North American construction can make maximum use of Canadian wood products with guidelines, tools and education.
North American Wholesale Lumber Association
NAWLA is an international trade association of over 650 leading forest products and building material industry wholesalers, manufacturers and industry affiliated companies throughout the United States and Canada. NAWLA, whose wholesaler and wholesaler-processor members' combined annual sales exceed $30 billion, is dedicated to enhancing professionalism and efficiency throughout the lumber distribution channel and to the responsible use of forest resources. NAWLA members serve as the unifying force for efficient forest products and building materials distribution.
International Wood Products Association
Established in 1956, IWPA is the leading international trade association for the North American imported wood products industry, representing 220 companies and trade organizations engaged in the import of hardwoods and softwoods from sustainably managed forests in more than 30 nations across the globe. Association members consist of three key groups involved in the import process: U.S. importers and consuming industries, offshore manufacturers and the service providers that facilitate trade.
The Engineered Wood Association
For over seventy years, APA-The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 42,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.
Wood for Good
Wood for good is the UK's wood promotion campaign. Our objective is to increase the value of wood sold in the UK by promoting wood's role in sustainable construction and in helping to mitigate climate change. It is the largest timber industry campaign ever undertaken in the UK and has been running since 2000.
NZ Wood is an industry-wide program about New Zealand forests and wood and is designed to inspire the use of this sustainable and versatile resource. The program aims to embed a ‘wood culture’ in New Zealand’s culture. This will be achieved through a broad range of exciting initiatives and projects that support the growth of the entire forestry and wood industry. These initiatives include education, research and development, information, design and the promotion of forests and wood in New Zealand.
WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council, which is a cooperative venture of all the major wood associations in North America, as well as research organizations and government agencies. As a result, it provides one-stop access to the widest possible range of information on the use of wood in non-residential structures.
WOOD. Natural Beauty.
The Wood. Naturally Better.™ website has been created to give you information about Australia’s forest and wood products sector. The aim is to help everyone understand the natural advantages of wood and its positive contribution to reducing the effects of climate change. The Wood. Naturally Better.™ licensing program allows organizations and businesses to use the Wood. Naturally Better.™ brand in their communications, and access branded and co-branded promotional merchandise.