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Reclaimed Lumber Industry

The reclaimed lumber industry gained momentum in the early 1980s on the West Coast when large-scale reuse of softwoods began. The industry grew due to a growing concern for environmental impact as well as declining quality in new lumber. On the East Coast, industry pioneers began selling reclaimed wood in the early 1970s but the industry stayed mostly small until the 1990s as waste disposal increased and deconstruction became the more economically savvy alternative to demolition. The trade association the Reclaimed Wood Council was formed in May 2003 and dissolved in January 2008, due to a lack of participation among the larger reclaimed wood distributors.

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