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Carbon Bank Buildings

2022-05-23T09:46:09-07:00May 23rd, 2022|

Studies show that climate change will reach a tipping point where the negative impacts are "irreversible" in the next ten years or less. The built environment is accountable for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions through the energy it uses & the carbon emitted to create it. The carbon in these buildings persist into the atmosphere for 50-200 years. The article attached by Think Wood is focused on describing buildings as "carbon banks," with logic that building components would need to sequester more carbon emissions throughout their lifetime than they emit. This new mindset completely changes the process architecture & construction. It places a larger emphasis on the entire life

A successful 2022 Mass Timber Conference!

2022-04-27T10:58:39-07:00April 27th, 2022|

The 7th International Mass Timber Conference was a major success! Last week a few members of our team traveled to Portland to attend the largest mass timber event in the world. The International Mass Timber Conference is the largest gathering of mass timber experts in the world, focusing on the entire industry supply chain. It is an opportunity to learn about cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, glulam, mass plywood panels, dowel-laminated timber, and laminated veneer lumber. DRJ Wood Innovations has been a major sponsor & supporter of the conference since the very beginning. This year’s conference ended up with over 2,000 attendees! It was great opportunity for our team to

THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL MASS TIMBER CONFERENCE

2021-11-29T14:48:05-08:00November 29th, 2021|

The International Mass Timbers Conference is BACK in 2022, in-person & virtually! The event will be held in Portland, Oregon on April 12th-14th of 2022. The Mass Timber Conference is the largest gathering of Mass Timbers experts from all over the world. DR Johnson is proud sponsor of this Mass Timber event! The new adidas Headquarters building (a DRJ project) is one of the main tours of the conference. We look forward to sharing the beauty of this Mass Timber building with the rest of the industry. Don't miss out on this great event! Make sure to register using the link below: https://masstimberconference.com/

WE ARE HIRING

2021-10-05T09:05:47-07:00October 5th, 2021|

DR JOHNSON IS HIRING!! DR Johnson is looking for hardworking and reliable members to join our team! Available positions include: Glue Line Laborer Finish Floor (Beams) Beam Breakdown/Planer Laborer Utility, sticker saw, pre-grade Oiler Spotter Cleanup Round Table Cleanup (day shift) Cleanup (swing) Stacker Operator Office Assistant (Umpqua Lumber)   Positions available at: DR Johnson Lumber & DR Johnson Wood Innovations located in Riddle, Oregon; Umpqua Lumber Company located in Dillard, Oregon (right off of I5)   If you want to join a great team with exceptional benefits, click on the link below to fill out your application. Your application can be submitted in person at DR Johnson Lumber (1991

DR JOHNSON IS HIRING

2021-05-17T13:28:53-07:00May 17th, 2021|

DR JOHNSON IS HIRING!! DR Johnson is looking for hardworking and reliable members to join our team.  Available positions include Entry-Level Labor, Chain Pullers, Beam Finisher, Finger Jointer Operator, Saw Filer, Millwrights, Oiler, Planer Feeder, Apprentice Planerman, Graders, Grader Trainee, Sawmill Marker Trainee, and Packaging Plant Operator. Positions available at: DR Johnson Lumber & DR Johnson Wood Innovations located in Riddle, Oregon; Umpqua Lumber Company located in Dillard, Oregon (right off of I5)   If you want to join a great team with exceptional benefits, click on the link below to fill out your application. Your application can be submitted in person at 1991 Pruner Road in Riddle, Oregon; or

WE ARE HIRING!

2021-04-08T15:11:17-07:00April 8th, 2021|

DR Johnson is hiring for several positions for entry-level labor & Millwrights. If you want to join a great team with exceptional benefits, click on the link below to fill out your application.   Your application can be submitted in person at 1991 Pruner Road in Riddle, Oregon; or emailed to HR@drjlumber.com along with your resume DRJ APPLICATION (002)

DR Johnson: FSC Certified Manufacturer

2020-12-15T09:57:51-08:00December 15th, 2020|

Did you know DR Johnson Wood Innovations offers FSC Certified products? DR Johnson takes great pride in manufacturing sustainable mass timber products, and was one of the very first to bring FSC Certified Mass Timber products to the market. Mass timber products require significantly less energy than other construction materials like steel or concrete. With sustainable harvesting practices and responsibly managed forests- Cross-Laminated Timber & Glulam Beams are found to be a fantastic sustainable option.  As a FSC Certificate holder, DR Johnson plays a great role in helping support responsible forest management. By using FSC Certified products- construction teams are able to contribute to local economies and help to protect

Mass Timber Worldwide

2020-11-03T08:45:20-08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Cross Laminated Timber is gaining traction across the globe! CLT first became a big hit internationally, before it ever made its appearance in the United States. Europe started the Mass Timber Movement by first introducing CLT back in the 1900s, particularly in Australia and Germany. CLT began as a university project that an Austrian Doctoral student, named Gerhard Schickhofer undertook a few decades ago. He valued the impact that this very strong building material could have on the industry. This strong-material also turned out to be very environmentally friendly, even though that was not his main focus in the beginning. Now there are over 100 CLT manufacturers across the world.

The Beauty of Glulam Beams

2020-10-20T08:56:11-07:00October 19th, 2020|

The Beauty of Glulam Beams DR Johnson is known to provide custom, quality, and beautiful glu-laminated beams. Exposed structural glu-laminated timber provides structures with a warmth and beauty that does not compare with other building materials. What is a glulam? Glulam is glued laminated timbers pressed together to create a single structural beam or column. DR Johnson's glulam's are made completely custom from locally sourced Douglas Fir. DRJ offers four different appearance grades; industrial, architectural, premium, and framing grades. Because we offer such a wide variety of beam options, we make it easy to place glulam orders with us by email, phone, or the contact form on our website! Our

The Sideyard Project- Innovative & Sustainable

2020-10-07T13:11:10-07:00October 7th, 2020|

The Sideyard project in Portland Oregon was recognized by Archidust, as a strengthening connection between the Eastside community and the westside downtown urban core. This unique 9,000 sf space was created when the City of Portland built a new one-way street which reconnected the roadway to the Burnside bridge. The building was designed to fit on a unique urban property as a working-class building, targeting public transportation connectivity. The small lot and busy urban traffic, created a more challenging design and construction. DRJ Cross-Laminated Timber and Glu-lam beams served as the buildings main structural components. Click here to see more about this beautiful & sustainable structure.