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Wednesday, 18 November 2020
FSC Certificate Holder Spotlight: DR Johnson

By: Aubrey McCormick

DR Johnson Wood Innovations paved the way for the mass timber industry as the first FSC-certified manufacturer of cross-laminated timber in the United States. Based in Oregon, DR Johnson takes great pride in being able to bring FSC-certified mass timber products to market.

When sourced from a responsibly managed forest, mass timber products – such as cross-laminated timber and glued-laminated beams – can be an excellent environmental choice, especially in comparison with other building materials like structural steel or concrete. Wood products require significantly less energy to manufacture compared to other construction materials, and they sequester carbon in the building itself.

By specifically requesting FSC-certified mass timber products, construction teams can reward exemplary forestry in Oregon, contributing to local economies and helping to protect and restore forest ecosystems. As an FSC certificate holder, DR Johnson plays an important role in regional supply chains, helping support responsible forest management.

The mass timber industry has grown significantly in the past few years. More architects, engineers, and contractors are discovering the benefits of using wood sourced from responsibly managed forests, such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, and watershed protection. And mass timber has powerful aesthetic qualities, providing biophilic benefits to the people who live and work in such buildings.

Next time you are looking for FSC-certified mass timber, check out DR Johnson and ask for their FSC-certified offerings. To learn more, visit