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Rubber and Wood March 15, 2019 04:30:35 PM

B.C. Lumber Company Invests $35M in Mass Timber Facility

Paul Ploumis
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Kalesnikoff Lumber Company plans to open the new facility in late 2019.

B.C. Lumber Company Invests $35M in Mass Timber Facility

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Kalesnikoff Lumber Company has announced South Slocan, B.C. as home to its new multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility. The company has announced investment of $35 million towards the construction of the facility, which the company says will be North America’s most advanced and fully integrated mass timber facility.

According to company press release, the investment will be utilized towards construction of new 110,000 square foot building and purchase of state-of-the-art processing equipment and technology. The company has already entered into agreements with leading companies including Denmark-based Kallesoe Machinery and Canadian-based Conception RP. The investment is expected to create 50 full-time jobs in the region.

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company plans to open the new facility in late 2019. The facility is expected to reach full production by the summer of next year. The recruitments are likely to begin later this year.

Chris Kalesnikoff, Chief Operating Officer of Kalesnikoff Lumber Company stated that mass timber is the next step for the company. The company will focus on full integration from the forest through cutting, drying, and manufacturing to the final finished and delivered products. The new manufacturing facility will produce exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber and glulam beams, he noted.

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