ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The International Wood Products Association has published the 17th edition of its annual International Wood magazine and buyer’s guide.

The 2020 edition of International Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources and Trends offers wood products manufacturers and importers a look at some of the key uses and trends relating to hardwood products, plus a window into some of the alternative species being used in residential applications such as outside decking, siding and roofing as well as interior cabinetry.

It also offers insights into how industry leaders have provided virtual business solutions during the pandemic as well as an update into Lacey Act compliance and information about compliance training courses for North American importers.

There is also a guide to North American hardwood importers, users and distributors, plus a guide to overseas members such as the Malaysian Timber Council and other wood suppliers and resources in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The latest issue is available in both a print and virtual format.

“In order to be successful in this rapidly-changing COVID-19 world, you must be nimble and meet the customer where they are,” said Cindy Squires, IWPA’s executive director. “Today that means at their remote workplace. Those who can innovate will thrive.

“We’re especially proud of this year’s publication, which provides insight on how suppliers and end users are navigating this health crisis while highlighting the unique ways luxurious woods from around the world are being incorporated by the architecture and design community,” she continued. “We are also excited that this year’s magazine is paired for the first time with an enhanced digital edition of International Wood that includes even more exciting interactive content as well as special digital advertisements that connect readers more directly with the companies that make our magazine possible.”

“Even in the face of a global crisis, we are pleased to share the stories of the many ways designers and architects continue use of breathtaking natural woods,” added IWPA President Hugh Reitz. “This beautiful magazine remains a critical tool used by IWPA to advance our mission: to build acceptance and demand in North America for globally sourced wood products from sustainably managed forests.”

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