Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members—and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America’s energy needs.
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of an industry that provides approximately 400,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs. AWC members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.
Founded in 1883, the J.M. Huber Corporation has grown to be one of the largest family-owned companies in the U.S. We’re now a global company with approximately 4,000 employees in more than 20 countries. We are guided by a spirit of creativity and innovation that transforms ideas into products that meet the challenges of an evolving world.
Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of code compliant, pressure-impregnated, and kiln-dried fire-retardant-treated lumber and plywood products. Pyro-Guard® and Exterior Fire-X® lumber and plywood are used in interior and weather-exposed applications, respectively. Both products are clearly labeled and carry the UL® mark. Pyro-Guard® and Exterior Fire-X® lumber and plywood are tested in accordance with the procedures outlined in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. The rigorous quality control procedures employed by Hoover are constantly reviewed and inspected by Underwriter’s Laboratories follow-up services insuring that the products are manufactured to the Science Behind the Codes.
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.
LP Building Products, a Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., Portland Cement Association takes an active role in industry advocacy for high-performance, resilient building codes; increased infrastructure investment; job creation; and sustainable design.
More than mere advocacy, the industry and PCA have taken strong initiatives that will not only help improve the state of the industry, but will also improve the state of the world around us. The development and promotion of a sample ordinance, called High Performance Building Requirements for Sustainability, which seeks to establish a new paradigm for sustainability in high-performance buildings, is one such example.
The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry funded initiative established to promote the economic and environmental benefits of softwood lumber products in residential and non-residential construction. Programs and initiatives such as reThink Wood and WoodWorks are supported financial by the SLB with a focus on increasing the demand for appearance and softwood lumber products in the United States.
Using wood obtained through sustainable forestry practices in green building applications promotes a healthy environment and a strong economy. The softwood lumber industry is an important job creator and supports hundreds of local communities, many of them rural.