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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.

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

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Mass Timber in the News

Oregon Live
Oregon coalition gets $41 million in federal funds to advance ‘mass timber’ for housing
September 2, 2022

An Oregon group working to produce affordable housing and boost the state’s timber industry will get a big infusion of federal funds, the White House announced Friday.

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OPB
Oregon’s mass timber industry gets boost from federal government
September 2, 2022

The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive more than $41 million from the Biden Administration to expand the use of mass timber in housing — particularly affordable housing that could help ease the state’s housing crisis.

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The Economist
Mass timber offers new hope for an old industry in the American West
August 11, 2022

The strong, sustainable building material may help revitalise forests.

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The Oregonian
Opinion: Mass timber can help Oregon build back better
March 30, 2022

Mass timber is emerging as an innovative solution to our growing need for housing. By taking lower-value wood fiber and pressing it into panels for modular home construction, mass timber products can speed up housing production while creating jobs and supporting forest restoration.

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KLCC
Farmer’s market pavilion grows in downtown Eugene
February 9, 2022

The new year-round pavilion under construction for the Eugene farmer's market is being constructed of mass timber.

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Portland Tribune
PCC breaks ground on Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center redevelopment
January 27, 2022

The two-story center will replace two old buildings, including a former grocery store with no windows. Plans include mass timber and mass plywood materials for the building.

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