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
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden recently announced that the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive over $41 million from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) as one of 21 American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) winners.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC) $41.4 million to develop and expand Oregon’s emerging mass timber industry.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive approximately $41.4 million in grants to revamp the state’s timber industry, President Biden announced on Sept. 2.
The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition — which includes researchers, government agencies, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University — received a $41.4 million federal grant to expand the state's mass timber industry to improve housing opportunities, reduce wildfire risks and create new jobs.
Newswise — Researchers at the University of Oregon will receive more than $16 million in federal funds as part of a major government grant to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden will announce the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic development competition in decades.