The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association is a Vancouver based
non-profit association representing 18 quality producers of
Western Red Cedar lumber products in Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia (Canada).
Founded in 1954 and known as "the voice of the cedar
industry"-the WRCLA operates customer service programs
throughout the United States and Canada to support its members'
cedar products with information, education and quality standards.
In addition to its Vancouver headquarters, the WRCLA has
field offices in Seattle, Washington and Cambridge, Minnesota where our cedar specialists offer a Super Cedar Advisory
Service for specifiers, builders and other cedar consumers.
When customers have a question about cedar, the answer is
just a phone call away.
WRCLA activities are funded by its member mills, which have
an annual production of nearly 1 billion board feet and account
for more than 65% of all the cedar produced in the world.
Over the years the WRCLA has strived to make its cedar as
user friendly as possible by producing quality products to
uniform standards and by providing the construction industry
with the information it needs on WRCLA cedar products, their
specification and proper use.
WRCLA activities also include programs on product quality
and standards as well as research and new product development.
The association sits on a number of code and standard committees
and works closely with the Forest Products Research Laboratory
in Madison Wisconsin and the Forintek Corporation, an industry
research facility in Vancouver, BC.