Softwood Lumber Check-Off Program Now Softwood Lumber Board
With the official start-up of the Softwood Lumber Check-Off program late last fall, the gears are now in place to move forward with the overall objective to grow softwood lumber markets and profitability in the U.S. markets. Under the auspices of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), four specific objectives have been identified:
- Increase wood use in the light commercial/non-residential and multi-family markets.
- Grow demand in residential and mid-high rise construction through building system improvements and innovation.
- Promote the benefits and uses of softwood lumber products for appearance applications including the outdoor living market, joinery and interior finishing.
- Promote the practical, aesthetic and environmental benefits of softwood lumber products.