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IWPA releases wood buyer’s guide

The International Wood Products Association released "International Wood," a buyer's guide to applications, sources and trends, at IWF 2010 in Atlanta. The publication includes a sourcing directory for the industry along with feature editorials on new and innovative applications and trends for imported wood products.

New for 2010 is an expanded section, "International Floors and Decks," which illustrates the ways in which exotic wood species are making inroads into these expansive market segments. "It was a natural growth of the editorial product as our association is increasingly working with architects, designers and distributors to help them find suppliers of flooring and decking," says Brent McClendon, IWPA executive vice president

"We've received great feedback from the wood industry and the [architecture and design] community on how this publication inspires them to expand and incorporate imported wood products into their projects," says Chris Paras, IWPA president. "We took the concept further this year with our 'Designing for Good' and 'Winning with Wood' articles. These two stories, and other featured projects, outline the supporting role that architects, designers and importers can play in advancing sustainable forest management and improving conditions on the ground for some of the most impoverished communities in the world when they specify imported wood, plywood, lumber, veneer or other wood products."

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