For Immediate Release:

Killgore to serve as Special Advisor to the Board

BURLINGTON, Wash. (March 11, 2024) PWT, creator of the world’s first manufacturer-treated laminated veneer lumber (LVL), today announced that Steve Killgore has been named Special Advisor to the Board, effective January 1, 2024. Killgore, an esteemed industry leader, brings a wealth of experience to his new role, further strengthening PWT’s leadership team.

Steve Killgore joins PWT’s Board of Directors with more than 45 years of professional expertise and success, holding senior-leadership positions across sales, marketing, and company operations at numerous leading manufacturers, including McKenzie Forest Products, Roseburg Forest Products, and Willamette Industries. Steve currently serves as Vice Chairman for Timber Products. A highly respected pillar of the community, he was recently presented with the prestigious John J. Mulrooney Award from the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA). The Mulrooney Award is among the highest honors bestowed upon individuals in the lumber sector, recognizing outstanding leadership and dedication to advancing the field.

“Steve’s addition to our top leadership and governing body is a significant milestone for PWT. We are thrilled to welcome such a seasoned and accomplished professional to help steward the direction of the Company and our brand,” said Jim Enright, CEO of PWT. “His remarkable achievements, including the Mulrooney Award, underscore his exceptional leadership and business acumen and serve as a testament to his dedication to defining excellence in our space. We know that his insights and strategic vision will be invaluable as we continue to drive innovation and growth at PWT.”

The John J. Mulrooney Award honors its namesake for his contributions to the forest products industry. Mulrooney was a career lumber wholesaler whose steadfast leadership, strategic thinking, personal integrity, and service to others set him apart from his peers. Individuals who receive this honor are evaluated for their embodiment of these same qualities. Winning this award is a testament to Killgore’s commitment to excellence and his significant impact on advancing the field. 

In his career, Killgore has extended his commitment to and involvement with the industry through several professional bodies. He chaired the 2017 NAWLA Trader’s Market and has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Plywood Association (APA), Western Wood Products Association (WWPA), and Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB). Killgore’s extensive background aligns seamlessly with PWT’s commitment to innovation and excellence. 

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About PWT

Since 1998, PWT has been one of the world’s top producers of engineered wood products. PWT’s extensive portfolio of EWP, from I-Joist, untreated LVL Beams and Headers, untreated LVL columns, to Treated LVL Joists and Beams, meets the needs of home builders and decking professionals across North America with innovative solutions and an unrelenting focus on quality. Headquartered in Burlington, Washington, PWT operates factories in Washington, California, North Carolina, and British Columbia. PWT is the proud creator of the world’s first manufacturer-treated laminated veneer lumber (LVL), PWT Treated™ LVL, which offers superior strength, uniformity, and an industry-leading 25-year warranty against damage from decay, fungal rot, and wood-destroying insects thanks to its proprietary treatment with TRU-CORE® Technology. For more information, visit


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