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Modern Mill Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023 March 7, 2023

Modern Mill, manufacturer of innovative wood alternative ACRE, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

Press Release: Modern Mill Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader July 21, 2022

Innovative wood alternative ACRE by Modern Mill garners more accolades recognizing its potential to empower sustainable innovation.

Press Release: Modern Mill Wins Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Award May 19, 2022

Testament to the level of innovation of its wood substitute building material, the company’s product ACRE also garnered four finalist nominations and an honorable mention in different award categories.

ACRE is Green Builder’s 2022 Sustainable Product of the Year April 4, 2022

Feature in Green Builder Magazine March/April Issue

Modern Mill’s Groundbreaking Wood-Alternative Helps To Meet COP26’s Declaration On Forest And Land Use. December 9, 2021

The manufacturing company addresses critical factors to help the AEC industry choose wood alternatives without compromise.

New Year, New Decking March 13, 2021

ACRE™ Delivers a Sustainable Wood-Alternative Decking Material that Looks and Feels like Real Wood.


August 2, 2023

Modern Mill, Coastal Forest Products partner for distribution of ACRE wood alternative

“We’re pleased to partner with Modern Mill to offer their high-performance ACRE siding and trim products to our distribution network,” said Kevin Brennan, vice president of sales and marketing at Coastal Forest Products.

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July 6, 2023

LBM Journal – The New Evolution of Building Materials

ACRE Elevates Building Materials to a Whole New Level.

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June 28, 2023

10 Products Made in America for American Homes

Modern Mill’s 100% tree-free ACRE Shiplap Siding is made in Fernwood, Mississippi. With the look and feel of real wood. The product is made from upcycled rice hulls, creating a zero-waste, 100% recyclable product that is water, weather, rot, and pest resistant (including termites)

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June 9, 2023

Nordic in Nature

ACRE Siding is a featured material in the Boston Common Magazine.

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May 31, 2023

ACRE Siding from Modern Mill

Made with upcycled rice hulls in Mississippi, ACRE siding from Modern Mill is a sustainable, durable alternative that the manufacturer touts as having the look and feel of real wood.

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May 18, 2023

LBM Journal-Product Showcase

ACRE is a new breakthrough in the evolution of building materials.

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May 9, 2023

LBM Journal: Biophilic Design

The desire to connect with nature can spell sales for LBM dealers.

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April 15, 2023

Fox News: Wood Workers and DIY’ers Would Love the Warmth, the Sustainability and Workability of ACRE

ACRE has all the benefits of real wood

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April 15, 2023

Forbes Home: Things to Know About Sustainable Building Materials.

For good reasons, sustainability is becoming more important and and prevalent in the building trades.

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April 13, 2023

“INHABITAT: An Incredible Wood-Alternative Made From Rice Hulls”

The company is dedicated to saving trees. ACRE is sourced from upcycled rice hulls and it is produced in a zero waste factory in Mississippi.

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April 4, 2023

LBM Journal: Selling Sustainability

ACRE wood is a sustainable alternative that looks and feels like real wood

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April 2, 2023

Home with Dean Sharp-Everything Decks: Experience the Wonder of ACRE

ACRE looks and feels like a classic tropical hardwood. It is a 100% green process and thee best wood alternative by far.

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March 23, 2023

LBM J’s Hot Product Picks (March)

ACRE is part of LBM journals hot products of 2023

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March 2, 2023

The 10 Most Innovative Companies Working on Social Good of 2023

Companies like Flashfood, Modern Mill, and Stix showed that business can put social good at the heart of their business model

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February 23, 2023

HBS Dealer – The Decking Issue

ACRE Decking is featured in HBS Dealer's February Decking Issue.

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January 17, 2023

Dwell: Learning to Live With the Critters in Your Yard

Step into a more sustainable world of flooring with floorboards made from upcycled rice hulls, zero trees involved.

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December 21, 2022

19 Drywall Alternatives You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Drywall isn't your only option. Consider these wall surfaces and treatments that don't require finishing drywall.

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December 6, 2022

Wood Innovation Awards 2023

Modern Mill makes ACRE sheet goods from rice hulls—a byproduct otherwise thrown out.

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November 3, 2022

AN’s 2022 Best of Products

ACRE by Modern Mill is an Architect Newspapers' 2022 Best of Products Awards winner alongside an array of impressive picks.

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October 17, 2022

Pro Remodeler’s Innovative Products: ACRE Siding

ACRE is a wood alternative that’s easy to use, durable, and green. Now it's part of Pro Remodeler's Innovative Products.

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October 17, 2022

LBM Journal’s Product Picks: October 2022

ACRE by Modern Mill is part of LBM Journal's monthly product pick for the month of October.

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October 13, 2022

ACRE Porch Boards | Modern Mill

Modern Mill builds on its expanding ACRE offering by introducing porch boards.

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October 12, 2022


The ACRE portfolio now includes trim boards, dimensional lumber, sheet goods, decking, siding and porch boards.

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September 27, 2022

7 Local Designers Share What They Want Now

Valley design pros weigh in on their favorite products for residential clients, including ACRE.

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September 26, 2022

The Benefits of Biophilic Design, Without the Economic or Environmental Costs

The importance of biophilic design and how wood-alternative materials can help.

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September 19, 2022

New Cladding Products for Autumn 2022

Architectural Record releases their list of favorite cladding products for the colder season.

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July 24, 2022

LBM Journal: New and Newsworthy

ACRE is featured as a newsworthy product for lumber/building material distribution pros.

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May 19, 2022

Modern Mill is a 2022 Fast Company’s World Changing Idea

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May 3, 2022

This ‘Tree-Free’ Wood Alternative Could Help Save Our Forests

Modern Mill's feature article as the winner of Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards for Best Mid-Sized Company.

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April 28, 2022

A Fresh New Take on the Beauty, Sustainability and Durability of Decking

ACRE in HBSDealer's Decking E-Book (pages 14-15)

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April 15, 2022

2022 Outdoor Planning Guide: Buyers Guide

ACRE is a top pick for decking in Qualified Remodeler's Buyers Guide.

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April 12, 2022

Green Builder’s 2022 Sustainable Product of the Year

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April 12, 2022

Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2021

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April 10, 2022

Home with Dean Podcast: ”Trade Fair” Spring 2022 | Hour 2

Dean Sharp and our team talk all things ACRE!

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March 11, 2022

ACRE: Made With Rice Hulls Works Like Wood

ACRE's feature article in Panels & Furniture Asia.

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March 8, 2022

Hot Products from the 2022 International Builders’ Show

ACRE is one of LBM's hot products picks.

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February 18, 2022

IBS 2022: Editor’s Picks

ACRE leads the editor's picks as the "water-impervious wood alternative.

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February 13, 2022

Home With Dean Podcast: IBS 2022 | Hour 2

Dean shares his list of ‘best of’ products that came out of this week’s International Builder’s Show—ACRE included!

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Modern Mill Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

Modern Mill, manufacturer of innovative wood alternative ACRE, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

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Readers Choice: Best New Products of 2022

What readers are intrigued by, ACRE looks like real wood, but contains no wood or wood fiber.

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