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Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman
Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winner
Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman

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.

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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.

About the Coalition

The Coalition is a partnership between Oregon’s leading research universities and government agencies.

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Featured Project

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.

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News & Events

Upcoming Events

Scholarship
Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
International Mass Timber Conference Attendance Scholarship

Conference Registration Scholarships are generously provided by the IMTC conference organizer in partnership with the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC).

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Conference
March 26 - 28, 2024
International Mass Timber Conference

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.

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Mass Timber in the News

KEZI
February 8, 2024
Deputy Sec. of Agriculture toured OSU's College of Forestry and took a look at some research

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Xochitl Torres Small, toured the Oregon State University's College of Forestry. Her visit is part of a national tour of Land Grant colleges across the country. The tour highlighted a lot of the research being done at Oregon State University to the Deputy Secretary of the USDA. Much of the research at OSU is a collaborative effort with heavy investment from the Department of Agriculture.

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KVAL
February 8, 2024
USDA Deputy Secretary makes stop at Oregon State University

As part of an ongoing, country-wide tour, to highlight the USDA's support for agricultural and forestry research, USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small stopped by Oregon State University to speak with members of its College of Forestry. She met with Iain Macdonald, the director of the TallWood Design Institute, and Thomas DeLuca, the dean of the College of Forestry, as well as students.

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KGW8
January 15, 2024
Mass timber lab at Oregon State is helping to shape the future of eco-friendly construction

The mass timber lab at OSU is helping designers and engineers test new products that will help fight climate change.

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KDRV
November 3, 2023
[Video] Oregon Land Commission visit to Almeda Fire area leaves vision for new housing

A Land Conservation and Development Committee (LCDC) toured the Almeda Fire burn scars today and held a round table lunch.

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KTVZ
October 23, 2023
Two federally designated ‘Tech Hubs’ announced for Oregon, focused on microfluidics, mass timber

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.

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Oregon Capital Chronicle
October 23, 2023
White House names Oregon as tech hub for semiconductors, mass timber

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.

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