Wilson Forest Park Townhomes A 14-home subdivision was developed on the edge of Portland, Oregon's largest parks and one of the nations largest urban forests. The single-family homes feature DR Johnson cross laminated timber. Inside, the CLT floor & roof panels are exposed on the ceiling, highlighting the beauty and warmth of locally harvested Douglas Fir. The prefabricated mass timber design allowed for a speedy install, keeping the project on time & on budget. Eco-friendly materials, such as mass timber, are becoming more and more desirable in single family homes. Read more of the article here.
Mass timber is gaining a lot of momentum in the world of construction. More and more developers are looking to build tall buildings with mass timber. Some advantages of mass timber include: Offsite production Indoor manufacture sites Faster onsite installation Cleaner & quieter job sites Structural strength Fire resistance Lighter weight Superior thermal properties Less pollution Carbon capture Environmental sustainability Occupant well-being "Mass timber products possess many of the natural advantages of traditional wood framing, but have been engineered for much greater strength and fire resistance." Read more about this article linked below. Article Link
DR Johnson is very excited to announce the reopening of Prairie Wood Products in Prairie City, OR!! The DRJ team recently hosted a job fair in John Day & it was a great success. It will be great to bring jobs back to such a great community in Grant County. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Prairie Wood Products and DR Johnson!! Read the official press release below. https://elkhornmediagroup.com/prairie-city-sawmill-reopens-in-july-bringing-50-new-jobs/
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
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 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/
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!! 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
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)
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.