DARRINGTON WOOD INNOVATION CENTER
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a value-added wood product that supports the timber economy while prioritizing long-term forest health. Timber is milled and processed into cross-laminated timber, or CLT. This CLT is the structural basis for the modular homes that will be assembled on the Darrington Wood Innovation Center campus before being transported, nearly complete, to nearby building sites in Washington state.
what are the benefits?
- Jobs and opportunity – create 122 full-time employment opportunities – a mix of technical, production line, management and administrative positions.
- Create attainable housing – CLT will radically reduce the cost of construction and make homes that are truly affordable.
- Promote Healthy Forests — Through responsible harvest of narrow-diameter trees often as part of thinning projects, the feeder fiber for CLT keeps old and second growth trees intact and forests healthy.
- Define a Sustainable and Scalable Model — delivers affordable housing from local craftsman and local timber. DWIC brings attainable homes to overburdened communities, creates new jobs for rural timber towns, replaces traditional carbon-intensive building practices and materials