Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI)

The Quality Certification Program (QCP) has been available since 1995. This program has been recognized by architects, designers and specifiers as the authoritative source of guidance on fine architectural woodwork. It offers an increased level of consumer protection in architectural woodwork sections of construction documents The program allows designers and specifiers to include a total quality management mechanism for woodwork in project documents.

The Woodwork Institute (WI)

Formerly known as Woodwork Institute of California, or WIC, the Woodwork Institute serves Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.  The Woodwork Institute’s mission is to provide the leading standards and quality control programs for the architectural millwork industry through our Manual of Millwork, Certified Compliance, and Monitored Compliance Programs.  By taking advantage of the Woodwork Institute’s quality control programs, the designer, project manager and project owner can have assurance that each and every detail will be crafted to the Institute’s exacting standards.

The National Hardwood and Lumber Association (NHLA)

The Mission of NHLA is to maintain order, structure and ethics in the hardwood marketplace, to provide specialized member services unique to the hardwood industry, to assure timber availability to meet society’s needs and to build positive relationships within the hardwood community.

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

Since 1985 the National Wood Flooring Association has addressed the need for an industry-wide national association to help keep pace with competitive markets and changing consumer tastes. Today the NWFA has international status with members in every state in the US and 37 countries around the globe. The state-of-the-art technology and almost limitless choices of today’s stains, finishes, styles and designs make wood flooring one of the most practical, easy-care and versatile floor coverings today. The NWFA is a resource for the industry – they answer questions and keep members up to date with trends and information.

Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

A WBE is a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women, who control and operate it. “Control” in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions. “Operate” in this context means being actively involved in the day-to-day management. The Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Program qualifies a certified business to be considered by organizations that seek vendor relationships with organizations owned and operated by women or minorities. Heppner Hardwoods is WBE certified. #95DS0046

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

The National Association of Manufacturers is the preeminent US manufacturers association as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 12 million workers, contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation and accounts for the lion’s share of private sector research and development.

USGBC U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Green Build International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

LEED®, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe.Comprehensive and flexible, LEED® is a green building tool that addresses the entire building life-cycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.

At its core, LEED® is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project.