On June 7th 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives formally recognized the log home industry in the United States.
"America’s log cabin industry as a quintessential symbol of the American pioneering spirit, embodying America’s strength and ingenuity," said Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) in the Congressional Record.
"Log cabins, whether used for recreation or as primary residences, are economically sustainable, reducing waste and employing materials that put Mother Nature’s beauty at center stage," Ribble said. "The industry is experiencing renewed growth, exporting this American icon to nations from Germany to China."
The Log Homes Council, part of the National Association of Home Builders, was instrumental in helping Congressman Ribble bring attention to the log home industry. Council members are holding an open house this July, to help educate log home enthusiasts about the joys of log home living.
"Log cabin production directly supports thousands of jobs from builders to sales professionals, as well as the housing market, lending institutions, and many others. The people of this industry are hard-working, charitable, and deserving of recognition for their centuries of accomplishment," Ribble said.
This is not the first time that the log home industry has been honored with historic significance. In 2009, the United States Mint launched the Lincoln Log Cabin Penny at the National Park Service's Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. The day was appropriate, as it was the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
Appalachian Log Structures will be celebrating National Log Home month in July with some exciting and money saving news. Stop by our Open House in Ripley, WV or at one of our Independent Representatives Model Homes in your area to learn more about the special savings we're offering ALL month long!