Advanced Wood Product Manufacturing Study For Cross-Laminated Timber Acceleration In Oregon & SW Washington, 2017

Oregon and southwest Washington are poised as a manufacturing hub for the emerging Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) market in the United States. The region is bountiful with luscious forestland, a large percentage of which is designated as working forests. Thirty million acres of forest span across Oregon alone. As a value add product that has environmental and social co-benefits, CLT is economically competitive as a structural framing product for multi-story, even high-rise building construction: a market previously dominated by concrete and steel.
CLT was first developed in the 1990s, in Europe. Global CLT production has been steadily increasing, with nearly 80% of it produced in central Europe. Demand for the product has slowly grown, but …

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