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Study highlights potential benefits of cross laminated timber

Study highlights potential benefits of cross laminated timber

The production of cross-laminated timber, or CLT, has the potential to create significant job growth in the Pacific Northwest, according to a study published in July 2017 by Oregon BEST, a Portland-based nonprofit.

CLT is made of layers of glued 2-inch-thick dimensional wood crossing over each other at a 90 degree angle, creating a strong panel that can be used in tall buildings.

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The next big thing in plywood

The next big thing in plywood

Since its beginnings, Freres Lumber Company has thrived in spite of the wild rollercoaster ride of the lumber business. By investing in ingenuity and innovation, it has become one of the premier wood products manufacturing companies in the Pacific Northwest.

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How a small Wisconsin town is making some hedge funds very nervous

How a small Wisconsin town is making some hedge funds very nervous

After a century-old paper mill in Brokaw, Wisconsin, closed a few years ago, the town of 250 residents effectively went bankrupt.
Brokaw will soon be dissolved by its two neighboring towns. But it has found a new way to live on: through a federal bill named for it that would restrict Wall Street’s activist hedge-funds, the type of investing firms that were blamed for the town’s demise.

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Why Joel Wolfson burned his own property and how he photographed it

Why Joel Wolfson burned his own property and how he photographed it

I was committed to burning my property. I know this sounds a bit crazy but we’re talking about a prescribed burn. My wife researched programs in our area for homeowners to reduce fire hazard. In our area the firefighters are cross-trained for both wildland and structure fires so they are perfectly qualified to do prescribed burns on a residential property.

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