Cross Laminated Timber Projects come to Tacoma and Spokane

by Ashley Bach It’s an exciting time for cross-laminated timber in Washington. There are the 20 state-funded classrooms being built with CLT in the Sequim, Seattle, Mount Vernon, Wapato and Toppenish public school districts. Then there is the new mass timber manufacturing company from Vaagen Brothers in Colville called Vaagen Timbers, which will be the… Read more

Cross-laminated timber gets kudos in Northwest and D.C.

by Ashley Bach It’s been a big month for cross-laminated timber and tall wood buildings. So good in fact that we need numbers to list all the highlights. 1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week split its $3 million Tall Wood Building Prize among two high-rise projects (both still… Read more

Candidates in Port Angeles port commission race discuss attracting mass-timber manufacturing

Modernized mass-timber products such as cross-laminated timber are meeting a demand for sustainably sourced, renewable materials in the construction of both small and larger buildings. For obvious reasons, Washington has opportunities to lead in CLT manufacturing. In historic timber communities such as the Olympic Peninsula city of Port Angeles, the… Read more