WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

“Despite claims of flexibility, the Clean Power Plan would have actually limited the types of renewable energy states could use, including our industry’s production and use of biomass energy.

“Our industry’s products, and the manner in which we produce and use biomass energy, are all part of the sustainable carbon cycle. By using biomass residuals as fuel, the wood products industry is harnessing energy that would have been lost to the atmosphere anyway and also displacing the use of more carbon-intensive fuels.

“AWC urges EPA to take the additional steps to fully recognize biomass energy produced from biomass residuals in the wood products industry is carbon neutral.”

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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.

www.awc.org | @woodcouncil


Woodland Equipment of Iron River, Michigan, is proud to release its new website, created by LumbermenOnline.com, the sister company of Lumbermen’s Equipment Digset. The new website is built to accommodate today’s audience with a clean, mobile first design that adjusts to your device. So now, whether you’re at a desktop, on a tablet, or using your phone – our website will adjust to you.

With the recent additions of the Tigercat and Kelsa product lines, our portfolio of forestry solutions has expanded. Our website is refreshed with a look and navigation that helps make it easier for you to get to the information you want as quickly as possible.

Visit WoodlandEquipment.com, to browse our forestry product lines, shop our used inventory, learn more about our 43 year history of innovation and customer focus, and discover why we’re the preferred cut-to-length experts. Our goal is to help you find solutions that maximize your productivity and minimize your downtime.


Ricer Equipment has relocated its Shinnston, WV operation to a larger facility in Summersville, WV. This move places Ricer Equipment’s new 14,000 square foot service center in the heart of the West Virginia’s prime logging region. The new facility has all the state-of-the-art amenities, larger yard, shop and will continue to feature our complete line of Tigercat, CSI, Pitts and other leading brands of forestry equipment. In addition to new and used equipment sales, the new facility will also offer logging supplies, a fully stocked parts department, and service center to keep your logging operation running at peak performance. Pat Garrett, Bill Phillips and the experienced service team are ready to insure that your logging operation runs smoothly and efficiently. We cordially invite loggers throughout the region to stop in and visit the new facility located at 651 Phillips Run Road, Summersville, WV, just a short distance off Route 19 north of the city.