Timberlab is set to construct its first mass timber manufacturing plant, responding to the growing need for mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT), a substantial part of the construction market. This initiative aligns with a period of significant growth in the global valuation for mass timber used in construction, with expectations for continued expansion in the next decade. The facility, to be situated in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, aims to proactively address potential challenges in meeting demand. The development of this 250,000-square-foot manufacturing plant represents a strategic effort to support the broader adoption of mass timber, preparing for the anticipated increase in its use across various construction projects.

LEVER, in collaboration with Kimley-Horn, has been engaged as the architectural firm for the design of Timberlab’s CLT manufacturing plant, with Swinerton serving as the core-and-shell contractor. This collaboration aims to bring to fruition a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that embodies Timberlab’s vision for mass timber construction. The facility, projected to begin production on January 1, 2027, is designed to have a 100,000-cubic-meter production capacity, expecting to reach full operational capacity within five to seven years of its inauguration.