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  • Roy Anderson

A Massive Endeavor, also known as, A Report for the Masses, or officially: North American Mass Timb

In mid-2018, The Beck Group was presented with a unique and challenging opportunity—the chance to collaboratively author the first annual State of the North American Mass Timber Industry Report. Fast forward to early 2019 and our staff, working with the Forest Business Network, Doug Fir Consulting, and Treesource completed a 108 page report covering the entire mass timber supply chain.

The team wrote it because while there are many mass timber articles, research notes, blogs, social media posts, etc., before this report no one had assembled a high-quality, comprehensive reference document about this explosively growing building construction technology. We’ve compiled the best available information and used our combined expertise to develop new analysis and information about forests, lumber supply, mass timber manufacturing capacity, the market for mass timber building construction, and lessons learned by mass timber builders, building occupants, and building developers.

We’re very pleased with the results and others are too. Carlton Owen, President & CEO of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities was an early reviewer and commented, “WOW! What a great and comprehensive document!! Why didn’t we have this ‘yesterday.’ Great job by all.”.

The State of the Industry Report will be released in conjunction with the fourth annual Mass Timber Conference in Portland, Oregon (March 19-21, 2019). Hard copies will be available for sale at the conference, or hard copy and eBooks are available for order at

If you are attending the Mass Timber Conference, please stop by Booth #112 to say hello!

The Beck Group is a forest products planning and consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. We take a results-oriented, practical approach to helping clients make better decisions and improving their financial and operational performance. We offer a variety of services and we operate throughout North America and overseas. Our blog posts highlight work from recent consulting assignments and feature topics relevant to anyone interested in forest products. We welcome your feedback and comments.

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