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Press Release: 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

ACRE By Modern Mill is a World Changing Idea Finalist and Honoree.

ACRE is recognized for its incredible impact.

New Year, New Decking

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


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.

LBM Journal – The New Evolution of Building Materials

ACRE Elevates Building Materials to a Whole New Level.

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)

Nordic in Nature

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

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.

LBM Journal-Product Showcase

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

LBM Journal: Biophilic Design

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

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

Forbes Home: Things to Know About Sustainable Building Materials.

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

“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.

LBM Journal: Selling Sustainability

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

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.

LBM J’s Hot Product Picks (March)

ACRE is part of LBM journals hot products of 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

HBS Dealer – The Decking Issue

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACRE Porch Boards | Modern Mill

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


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

7 Local Designers Share What They Want Now

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

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

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

New Cladding Products for Autumn 2022

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

LBM Journal: New and Newsworthy

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

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.

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

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

2022 Outdoor Planning Guide: Buyers Guide

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

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

Dean Sharp and our team talk all things ACRE!

ACRE: Made With Rice Hulls Works Like Wood

ACRE’s feature article in Panels & Furniture Asia.

Hot Products from the 2022 International Builders’ Show

ACRE is one of LBM’s hot products picks.

IBS 2022: Editor’s Picks

ACRE leads the editor’s picks as the “water-impervious wood alternative.

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!


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

Green Builder’s 2022 Sustainable Product of the Year

Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2021


New Siding Alert: ACRE Shiplap

The official launch of the highly anticipated profile—ACRE Shiplap siding

The Southeast Building Show in Kissimmee

Modern Mill’s debut at the SEBC

Summer is Here, Is Your Deck Ready?

New blog posts on ACRE Decking and Qualified Remodeler feature

The Week In Good News at Modern Mill 🎉

Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Idea Win and Heineken’s Greener Bar

Get Your Backyard Summer Ready With Us ☀️

Our Recommendations for the Perfect Outdoor Space

ACRE™ by Modern Mill is a Green Builder’s 2022 Sustainable Product Of The Year

ACRE is a feature in Green Builder Magazine March/April Issue

We’re a Best of IBS Finalist at the NAHB Builders’ Show

See You in Orlando in Five Days!

In With Sustainable and Customizable Decking!


Deck The Halls With ACRE

Let Us Help You Choose Your New Deck

We’re Committed To Help End Deforestation by 2030.

Read our post on ending deforestation, and how the building materials industry should respond.

Honoring Veterans Day and ACRE™ On THIS OLD HOUSE®

Meet Our Inspiring Veteran Shift Leader!

The Latest ACRE™ Applications: Siding Edition.

Board And Batten, Vertical Siding and LA Build Expo!

Happy Manufacturing Day!

We’re Celebrating Our Growing Team Of Creators.

JLC Live Is In Two Days!

Add booth #1016 to your show planner.

Be The Most Memorable Host This Fourth of July.

By sharing the lasting comfort of a Fernwood Adirondack Chair.

Refresh Your Backyard Summer Oasis With An ACRE Deck.

It’s this summer’s go-to sustainable and stunning choice.

Everything You Need To Know To Work With ACRE.

All of our training resources are in one dedicated page.

Say Hello to ACRE™ Decking: Where Luxury Meets Sustainability.

It’s finally here, just in time for the summer!

Build Sustainably With ACRE—A New Wood-Alternative Material.

Introducing ACRE Trim Boards and Dimensional Lumber.

21 Days Until IBS In Orlando!

ACRE is a Best Of IBS Award Finalist

Thanks 2020. Cheers to 2021!

Winter Buy Programs Are Underway.

Stylish and Sustainable Last Minute Gift Idea.

Treat your loved ones to our Fernwood Adirondack Chair.

Introducing: The Fernwood by Modern Millwork.

A Thoughtful and Sustainable Gift for the Holidays.

Spend Thanksgiving With Us In Our Hometown: Fernwood, Mississippi.

Get to know the origins of ACRE in Fernwood.


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