A testament to the level of innovation of its wood-substitute building material, the company’s ACRE product also earned four finalist nominations and an honorable mention in various award categories.
FERNWOODMB, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — modern millmaker of innovative wood substitutes ACRE, stole the show at Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards and won the overall Best Midsize Business award along with five other nominations.
The awards recognize clean technologies, innovative business initiatives, courageous new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that support the growth of positive social innovation, the fight against social inequalities, the climate change and public health crises.
Modern Mill and its product ACRE were also finalists in the General Excellence, Architecture, Consumer Products and North America as well as an honorable mention in the Climate category.
ACRE is a revolutionary new building material made from recycled rice hulls in a zero-waste environment, offering the warmth and beauty of real wood with all the conveniences of traditional composites. ACRE is available as trim boards, dimensional lumber, sheet products, decking and siding.
“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized in so many different categories,” said Kim Guimond, Marketing Director at Modern Mill. “It shows that ACRE is truly a product that can change the building industry for the better, stem deforestation, and grow a socially responsible and sustainable business here in the United States”
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards features 39 winners, 350 finalists and more than 600 honorable mentions, with climate, social justice, AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of prominent Fast Company editors and journalists selected winners and runners-up from more than 2,997 entries in transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, etc. Additionally, several new categories have been added this year, including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature nominations from around the world, from Swiss for hong kong for Australia.
About the Modern Mill
Modern Mill is a manufacturing company based in Fernwood, Mississippi which specializes in ACRE, a revolutionary new building material made from recycled rice husks in a zero-waste environment, offering the warmth and beauty of real wood. ACRE is available as trim boards, dimensional lumber, sheet products, decking and siding. For more information visit modern-mill.com
SOURCE Modern Mill