D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations

Oregon BEST Company

With nearly fifty years of success in manufacturing​ ​custom engineered glue laminated beams, D.R. Johnson is now the first U.S. company to manufacture certified cross-laminated timber (CLT) for structural use.

D.R. Johnson Lumber specializes in manufacturing cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated beams from Douglas fir and Alaskan yellow cedar using the best available lamination stock. Their products are engineered to meet specific customers' needs.

Founded in 1951, D.R. Johnson is a second-generation, family-owned wood products manufacturer located in Riddle, Oregon – the heart of Oregon’s timber country. An affiliated company, Riddle Laminators, was built at the same location in 1967 to manufacture glue-laminated beams. Going forward, both the glu-lam beams and the cross-laminated timber panels will be manufactured and sold under the business name D.R. Johnson.

D.R. Johnson is the first company in the U.S. to receive APA/ANSI certification to manufacture structural CLT panels. The maximum panel size currently produced is 10’ X 24’ X 3, 5, or 7 layers. Riddle Lam/D.R. Johnson can produce glu-lam beams up to a maximum size of 20”X 9’ X 130’ long.

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