Alberta's WoodPecker timber framing to show German wood-based beams at IBS 2017
December 29, 2016 | 9:13 am CST
WoodPecker European Timber Framing project.

ORLANDO, Fla. - At the International Builders' Show here, WoodPecker European Timberframing shows its "timber frame home with a twist," equipped with a wood-based ecological building material from Germany. Canmore, Alberta-based WoodPecker says it blends European and North American style with modern energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building materials. 

A German-owned timber framing company that has been operating in Canada for over 16 years, its designers, project managers and timber framers work on commercial and residential projects using the material.

It has also received British Columbia's Certificate of Recognition, or COR, a nationally recognized audit, certification and incentive program, rewarding employers that go beyond the legal requirements of Canada's Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by taking the "best practice" approach to implementing injury prevention and injury management programs. B.C.'s go2HR is the certifying partner.


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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.