The 2019 Oregon Mass Timber Development Summit

A Summit hosted by TallWood Design Institute and Business Oregon drew 180 participants to Salem Convention Center on January 15th 2019. The day was focused around opportunities, current initiatives and challenges for the state's mass timber sector, which has taken a national lead in the last four years, with two new manufacturing facilities, a host of buildings built and in the design stage, and an enthusiastic cadre of architects, engineers and contractors steadily gaining experience and expertise with mass timber products. Delegates, including several county commissioners, economic development officers and other elected officials and staff, heard from current manufacturers and other specialists on how Oregon can build upon its first-mover status to create growing and sustainable economic development opportunities throughout the state. 


Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the 2019 Oregon Mass Timber Development Summit possible! 

Please review our available resources, and note that we will be issuing a white paper to attendees in the first week of March. 



 Event Handouts

Letter from Governor Kate Brown


Speaker Bios

Resource Guide




Panel 1: Where Are We Now?

Timm Locke (Oregon Forest Resources Institute), Ethan Martin (WoodWorks), Valerie Johnson (DR Johnson), Kyle Freres (Freres Lumber)

Panel 2: The Opportunity for Oregon

Tricia Clemens (VertueLab), Matt Craigie, Judith Sheine (TallWood Design Institute), Lori Stephens (Broadlead Architecture)

 Panel 3: Current Initiatives and Strategies Underway Throughout Oregon

Commissioner Ken Humberston (Clackamas County), Mayor Christine Lundberg (City of Springfield), Timm Locke (OFRI)

Panel 4: Key Supply Chain Needs for a Successful Mass Timber Sector, Part 1

Allan Czinger (USNR), Kevin Cheung (Western Wood Products Association)

Panel 5: Key Supply Chain Needs for a Successful Mass Timber Sector, Part 2

Stefan Schneider (Cut My Timber), Erica Spiritos (Swinerton), William Silva (Swinerton)


Panel 6: Innovation/Investment

Donna Greene-Salter (Business Oregon), Evan Schmidt (TallWood Design Institute), Brad Raffle (Conservation Capital)


Additional Resources

TDI Research Brochure