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ProWood® FR Fire-Retardant Plywood Is First to Comply With 2021 Major Model Building Codes

November 7, 2023

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2023-- ProWood®, the nation’s leader in pressure-treated wood products, has announced its ProWood FR fire-retardant plywood complies with the 2021 International Building Code and International Residential Code, becoming the first pressure-treated, fire-retardant panel to do so.

"We knew the importance of achieving 2021 code compliance with ProWood FR and our team led the way to make that happen," said Ryan Kemp, executive vice president of ProWood. "Builders, architects and specifiers can be confident that ProWood FR will meet code requirements as jurisdictions begin to enforce the 2021 major model building codes."

The ProWood ESR 4373 has been revised and published, showing compliance with 2021 IBC and IRC. For more information on ProWood FR fire-retardant wood products, visit prowoodlumber.com/FR.

About ProWood

ProWood, a brand of UFP Retail Solutions, LLC, a UFP Industries company, is the go-to choice for lumber treated to the industry’s highest standards. Our strategic locations and wide array of treatment options allow us to provide products that offer exceptional protection from the elements for building professionals and do-it-yourself homeowners. With industry leading warranties and a commitment to innovation, ProWood is at the forefront of education and product knowledge to provide a better overall customer experience. Learn more at www.prowoodlumber.com.

UFP Industries, Inc.

UFP Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) is a holding company whose operating subsidiaries – UFP Packaging, UFP Construction and UFP Retail Solutions – manufacture, distribute and sell a wide variety of value-added products used in residential and commercial construction, packaging and other industrial applications worldwide. Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. UFP Industries is ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 and #149 on Industry Week’s list of America’s Largest Manufacturers. For more about UFP Industries, go to www.ufpi.com.

Grace Bilbrough, Director of Marketing, ProWood
[email protected]
(616) 365-1556

Source: UFP Industries, Inc.