Allegheny Wood Products has a long history of community and industry involvement. A belief that a better community and a better industry start at home has guided AWP leadership and employees to become actively involved in industry as well as community associations.
Public Affairs Director Donna Reckart regularly makes presentations to elementary school students in West Virginia, and conducts Project Learning Tree seminars for teachers. Because AWP believes that responsible forestry and timber harvesting benefits local communities by creating employment opportunities and healthier forests, Donna Reckart is available to talk to high schools, colleges, and civic organizations. AWP is also a supporter of an annual week-long college graduate course for elementary and secondary teachers in West Virginia.
AWP employees have active leadership roles in several industry associations such as Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., West Virginia Forestry Association, American Hardwood Export Council and Society of American Foresters.
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Throughout the years Allegheny Wood Products has earned numerous awards:
2007 John W. Crites – Guy in the Glass, Hardwood Market Report
2007 Princeton WV Sawmill – West Virginia Forestry Association’s Large Sawmill of the Year.
2007 Donna Reckart – West Virginia University Division of Forestry & Natural Resources Impact Award.
2007 Princeton WV Sawmill – OSHA VPP Star Site Recertification.
2006 Marble PA Sawmill – OSHA VPP Star Site Recertification.
2003 Kingwood WV Sawmill – WV Forestry Association’s Large Sawmill of the Year.
2002 John W. Crites – WV Agriculture & Forestry Hall of Fame.
2000 Norton WV – WV Forestry Association’s Large Sawmill of the Year.
1998 Donna Reckart – WV Forestry Association’s Environmental Award.
1996 John W. Crites – Entrepreneur of the Year, WVU College of Business & Economics.
1996 National Hardwood Lumber Association’s Forest Stewardship Award.
1995 WV Forestry Association’s Service Award.
1993 & 1994 WV Forestry Association’s Environmental Award.
1993 John W. Crites – Statesman of the Year, National Hardwood Lumber Association.