Industry Innovation

Our research and development activities have led to many advances in the building industry. Over the years, we have developed countless products that help ensure structural safety and reduce cost, and created new construction systems to improve the way structures are designed and built.

Corrosion Research

Our corrosion research was instrumental in helping develop product solutions when the industry switched to new, and often more corrosive, formulas of pressure-treated wood. We actively communicated research and product recommendations to the building industry.

Prefabricated Shearwalls

The development of our first factory-built wood shearwall – the Wood Strong-Wall® Shearwall – was another important milestone. The introduction of prefabricated shearwalls not only brought an alternative to site-built walls, but also helped streamline the quality, consistency and performance of shearwalls in the field.