News & Events

  • 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

    October 23, 2018

    2019 WWPA Annual Meeting

    - NAWLA Leadership Summit 

    March 10-12, 2019

    Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa | Tucson, AZ

    Decision-makers from across the forest products industry will build knowledge on relevant management topics and key trends in education sessions and connect with peers through multiple networking events. 

    The Annual Meeting & Leadership Summit is open to all decision makers within the forest products industry, including those from retailers, buying groups, and all other segments across the supply chain.

    Full agenda has been posted online. 
    Online Annual Meeting registration and hotel reservations are hosted on the NAWLA website.

    Click Here to REGISTER

    (Early Bird) Before February 15
    WWPA Member Fee $799
    WWPA Non-Member $899


    After February 15
    WWPA Member Fee $899
    WWPA Non-Member $999

    Spouse Fee


    Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
    3800 E. Sunrise Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85718


    Rate: $209/night
    Reservation deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

    For questions about the Annual Meeting, please email us at info@wwpa.org

  • New WWPA Grading Rules eBook!

    March 9, 2018

    In April, 2018 WWPA launched the Western Lumber Grading Rules 2017 for Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks. The ebook can be downloaded onto a smartphone using the Kindle Phone App or using the Kindle Desktop App. The eBook allows easy access and navigation to Grading Rules definitions, whether at home on a computer or in the field on the move.


    To purchase the book for Kindle visit the Amazon Kindle store. For those using a Macintosh, the book can be purchased by launching the iBooks App from the Mac and entering WWPA Grading Rules into the search field.

    Using the WWPA Western Lumber Grading Rules book has just gotten easier!

  • WWPA to assume RIS’ function as the rules-writing agency for Redwood lumber

    December 28, 2017

    In January, 2017 the Redwood Inspection Service (RIS) and Western Wood Products Association entered into an agreement for WWPA to assume RIS’ function as the rules-writing agency for Redwood lumber and provide mill supervisory services and grading and inspection of Redwood lumber previously provided by RIS. WWPA is granted the exclusive license to use RIS grade marks and to issue RIS grade stamps to Redwood producers who enter into agreements to use WWPA inspection services.

    For more information, visit the Redwood Inspections Service page:


  • New 2017 Grade Rule Books

    January 20, 2017
    WWPA’s newest edition of the Western Lumber Grading Rules 2017 is now available in both English and Spanish language versions. Both editions can be ordered in either the traditional pocket version or a spiral-bound, laminated cover, desk top edition. The Spanish language edition also contains metric equivalents of U.S. customary units for measurement of characteristics and net sizes.


    Pricing for both the English and Spanish books is $25.00 for the pocket edition and the spiral-bound version is $27.00. Members can place orders by emailing Von Porter at vporter@wwpa.org or calling 503-306-3497. Those who don't need PO numbers with their purchase, can order using the WWPA Online Store.