In this Nov. 11, 2016 photo, John Redfield, chief operating officer of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Riddle, Ore., poses for a photo as he shows an example of a cross-laminated timber, or CLT, panel that underwent a flammability test. D.R. Johnson is one of just two companies in the United States currently able to produce CLT panels.
In this Nov. 11, 2016 photo, John Redfield, chief operating officer of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Riddle, Ore., poses for a photo as he shows an example of a cross-laminated timber, or CLT, panel that underwent a flammability test. D.R. Johnson is one of just two companies in the United States currently able to produce CLT panels. Gillian Flaccus AP
In this Nov. 11, 2016 photo, John Redfield, chief operating officer of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Riddle, Ore., poses for a photo as he shows an example of a cross-laminated timber, or CLT, panel that underwent a flammability test. D.R. Johnson is one of just two companies in the United States currently able to produce CLT panels. Gillian Flaccus AP

New wood technology may offer hope for Northwest timber industry

December 31, 2016 05:04 AM