Gov. Inslee proclaims Washington Forests Products Industry Week

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Washington Forest Products Industry Week, honoring the state’s third largest manufacturing sector, which supports 42,000 direct jobs and another 64,000 forestry-related jobs. The week honoring the Washington forestry industry coincides with National Forest Products Week, which is always the third week in… Read more

Gov. Inslee proclaims Washington Forest Products Industry Week

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Washington Forest Products Industry Week, honoring the state’s third largest manufacturing sector, which supports 42,000 direct jobs and another 64,000 forestry-related jobs. The week honoring the Washington forestry industry coincides with National Forest Products Week, which is always the third week in… Read more

Second CLT factory comes to Eastern Washington

A second cross-laminated timber factory has been announced for Eastern Washington in a span of just a few months. The Spokane Valley factory from a California company called Katerra was announced last week, less than four months after Vaagen Brothers announced a new CLT company based in Colville, about 90 minutes north of Spokane Valley. The… Read more

CNBC explores the benefits of biomass

CNBC reports this week that momentum is building in Congress for legislation to declare woody biomass as carbon neutral, which would help increase its use as a widespread source of renewable energy. The momentum is growing not just in Washington, D.C.. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced in August that his… Read more