News & Events

  • 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:


  • 2018 WWPA Annual Meeting

    November 30, 2017


    Register now for the 2018 WWPA Annual Meeting, hosted in conjunction with NAWLA's Leadership Summit, April 8-10, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Spa & Resort in Austin, Texas.

    A full agenda of WWPA business meetings and receptions are on the docket. As is tradition, WWPA's Master Lumberman and Safety Awards will be presented during the Industry Luncheon. Plus WWPA registrants can attend all NAWLA Leadership Summit events, including education sessions and networking functions. WWPA attendees can also register for NAWLA's popular Wine, Dine + Nine golf outing or cycling event.

    Confirmed speakers that will be presenting include leadership from Weyerhaeuser, Idaho Pacific, and DR Horton. Click here to see the schedule of events.


  • 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.