On Thursday, March 30, GFA Member Troy Harris of Jamestown LP testified on mass timber advancements in Georgia before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Forestry in Washington D.C.
Harris discussed Jamestown’s mass timber building that is under construction next to Ponce City Market, and the company’s approach to sourcing the wood from their lands in Georgia for the first Georgia grown and manufactured building. GFA is thankful for Harris’ mention of the work of the Georgia Forestry Foundation and his responses to Senators regarding forest management and working forests in the U.S. South. In addition, GFA is thankful for the support of Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock, who serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, for his continued support in ensuring working forests are well-represented.
“I was honored to have the opportunity to discuss mass timber and our innovative building with the committee,” Harris said. “This was a great opportunity to build awareness of the possibilities with mass timber and how funding opportunities can catalyze innovation and long-term growth of the sector.”
Click the image below to watch a segment from Harris’ testimony, or click here to watch the full hearing →