Study sees potential for area to profit from new type of wood construction
Minnesota is positioned well to take advantage of a new manufacturing method utilizing timber, according to a recently completed study titled "The Economic Feasibility of Mass Timber Manufacturing." The manufacturing method was first developed in Europe and incorporates cross-laminated timber (CLT) in a wood panel system. They are made up of several layers of dimension lumber stacked in alternating directions, bonded with structural adhesives and pressed to form a solid, rectangular panel. Their strength, dimensional stability and rigidity allow them to be prefabricated and used in multilevel construction not typically suitable for wood.
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