Our Philosophy



RELATIONSHIPS From the very beginning SmartLam has worked tirelessly to develop open, honest, and collaborative relationships. From our employees, customers, vendors and even with our competitors, we believe relationships are the cornerstone of any successful business and we are proud of the productive and collaborative relationships we have forged.

INNOVATION Innovation is on our menu every day. We are constantly seeking to improve what we do, how we do it, and who we do it with. We celebrate and encourage innovation with all of our people and at every stage of our operations. Our focus on Innovation is demonstrated in our unique, creative, and diverse product lines as well as our efficient and effective manufacturing process.

PEOPLE SmartLam has invested significant time and energy into sourcing an exceptional team of people. We have worked hard to provide a safe, friendly, respectful, yet robust workplace for our team. We value our human resources because we recognize these people are responsible for our company’s success. We have and will continue to make every effort to acknowledge, reward, incent, and promote those people who commit themselves to our company’s growth, evolution, and profitability, all the while keeping them safe. Safety is “job number 1” at SmartLam and is a natural and fundamental part of our culture. SmartLam is committed to having the absolute best people and providing our people the culture and environment that best supports them and their families.

PROCESS The SmartLam manufacturing process is a blend of art and science that we continue to improve and evolve over time. We practice “Lean Manufacturing” and “Continuous Improvement” and you can be guaranteed every product we produce is of the highest quality and consistency. We take great pride in what we do and how we do it. Quality Control is clearly defined, understood, and specifically executed at every stage of our manufacturing process.

LEADERSHIP SmartLam is the first CLT manufacturer in the USA, and we take our leadership role to heart.  Our goal is to become the “Gold Standard” in global CLT manufacturing and pave the way for this critically important industry in North America. Through a combination of our Human Resources and our Natural Resources we are building the foundation for the growing CLT industry in the USA.

ENVIRONMENT Cross Laminated Timber can make a profoundly positive influence on our Environment. The combination of sustainable forestry practices, carbon emissions reduction, and energy efficiency, make CLT the obvious choice for the perfect building material. Wood is the only major building material that grows naturally and is renewable. Replacing masonry, concrete, and steel in any application will make a meaningful difference to the health and long term viability of our planet. SmartLam is proud to be part of a global solution!