Framework is a catalyst project, providing the groundwork for a new industry of engineered wood products in the United States. Cross-laminated timber and other engineered wood products have the potential to create needed timber and manufacturing jobs and to reactivate factories that have become dormant in rural Oregon and other timber producing regions in the United States. The demand for mass timber buildings will aid in promoting the capacity to produce in these communities.
o Framework is targeting a minimum of 50% of the volume of wood sourced locally from sustainable forests and/or manufacturers in Oregon.
A collaborative study* led by Oregon BEST assessing the potential demand for mass timber in the US construction market estimates that labor income generated in Oregon from the total impacts of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and related mass timber manufacturing could reasonably be between $338 million and $1 billion annually, with the potential to create a total (direct, indirect, and induced) of approximately 5,800 to 17,300 jobs for the state.
* 2015-2017 Advanced Wood Product Manufacturing Study for Cross Laminated Timber Acceleration in Oregon & SW Washington", Oregon BEST (+8 Partners), 2017.