Mass Timber: Better Buildings, Resilient Forests, Brighter Future
We're creating equitable economic development and family-wage rural and urban jobs from sustainable wood products that are grown and manufactured in Oregon.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Oregon Mass Timber Coalition a $41.4 million Build Back Better grant to advance Oregon’s sustainable mass timber sector. This investment will drive jobs, sustainable forestry, and mass timber housing.
Forest to Frame Tour
The 2023 Forest to Frame Tour showcased the links in the supply chain—from the inspiring new mass timber roof at the Portland Airport, to world class research facilities at the TallWood Design Institute, to resilience treatments that make our forests safer from wildfire. The tour brought together economic development, forestry, architecture, engineering, and wood utilization professionals to learn about Oregon’s innovative approach to fostering a globally competitive mass timber industry.
T2: Building Innovation Hub
The T2 Building Innovation Hub is a signature project of the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland.
Located on the 53-acre Terminal 2 site in Portland, the facility will build and supply mass timber panels for modular homes, which will be barged and trucked from Terminal 2 to communities in need around Oregon.
News & Events
Join Oregon Mass Timber Coalition at the 8th annual International Mass Timber Conference. Explore cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, glulam, mass plywood panels, dowel-laminated timber, and laminated veneer lumber; and the opportunities and obstacles in global design, construction, development, manufacturing, and more at the largest gathering of mass timber experts in the world. Stop by booth #115 to meet members of the Coalition and connect with our efforts.
Mass Timber in the News
A Land Conservation and Development Committee (LCDC) toured the Almeda Fire burn scars today and held a round table lunch.
WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Val Hoyle and Andrea Salinas, announced Monday the designation of two tech hubs coming to Oregon from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Oregon could receive tens of millions of dollars from the federal government for semiconductors and mass timber after the Biden administration announced Monday that the state will be home to two of 31 technology hubs.
The label allows the projects to compete for up to $75 million each in federal CHIPS and Science Act funding.
As part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Commerce identifies regional centers primed for innovation and job creation.
Millions in funding from the federal government and the state of Oregon is being funneled into projects for the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition — and some people involved believe Southern Oregon could be a natural fit for the evolving industry.