Local timber company helping lead charge for mass timber

By Billy Spotz
KCBY.com 11
January 10, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

Mass timber continues to garner nationwide support, and use, when it comes to large scale construction. Federal and local support has increased over the last few years, as grants have been given to the Tallwood Institute, a collaborative effort between the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, in order to study and advocate for the technology going forward. Alongside these grants, Senator Jeff Merkley’s been a vocal proponent of mass timber, asking for it to be used in future federal building constructions. What you might not know is that one of the largest engineered wood producing companies in the United States is located in Springfield. Specializing in “glulam” (glue laminated) wood beams, Rosboro has been working with engineered wood technology since the 1960s.

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