Cross-laminated timber could transform communities, timber industry

by Ashley Bach Excitement, nervousness, anticipation. If you’re in the wood products industry, thinking about the prospects for cross-laminated timber (CLT) is like attending the first day of school or a new job. The momentum just keeps on growing every month. Newsweek Magazine recently took an in-depth look at not… Read the full article …

Cross-laminated timber could help timber towns

by Ashley Bach Things continue to look up for the planned $60 million Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University. First Seattle’s Plum Creek pledged a sizable donation to the new center, a complex designed to train forestry students and promote the use of innovative wood products like cross-laminated… Read the full article …

Sierra Pacific pledges $6 million to Oregon State University for advanced wood products lab

Civic leaders and consumers alike are demanding prioritizing the use of renewable and sustainable resources. Advances in modern sustainable forestry practices have kicked off a flurry of conversation in the fields of manufacturing, energy production, and architecture among others for the use of innovative wood products. A $6 million pledge… Read the full article …

Cross-laminated timber gets kudos in Northwest and D.C.

by Ashley Bach It’s been a big month for cross-laminated timber and tall wood buildings. So good in fact that we need numbers to list all the highlights. 1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week split its $3 million Tall Wood Building Prize among two high-rise projects (both still… Read the full article …