Construction is officially set to begin on a 100-acre, $ 73 million timber innovation center in Washington state. First announced in July 2020, the Darrington Wood Innovation Center will house a mass-timber production facility and serve as a hub for innovative wood product manufacturing. The center will bring roughly 150 jobs to the small town of Darrington, as well as produce enough cross-laminated timber to build a thousand affordable housing units per year. The project received a $2 million Washington state grant last July when it was announced. And it has now received a $6 million grant from the Economic Development Administration. The project is backed by Forterra, a Washington-based nonprofit, who will develop the site and manage the center’s construction. The project will cost an estimated $73 million in total. Construction is estimated to be complete by early 2023.
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$73 million timber innovation center gets the greenlight in Washington