Scientists make wood into material stronger than steel

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Cross-laminated timber may be getting all the attention these days, but CLT is not the only new use for wood, one of the most incredible and versatile building materials in the world. Scientists recently discovered a process that uses a chemical bath and a hot-press to densify wood, making it stronger than steel. The process, and others like it, could … Read More

Bill would boost forestry workers in rural communities

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A bill moving through the Washington Legislature, supported by timber companies, would pay for one year of higher education for rural workers in high-demand fields. House Bill 2177 would create the Rural County High Employer Demand Jobs Program in the 30 of Washington’s 39 counties that qualify as rural. “One year beyond high school is the tipping point for family wage jobs,” … Read More