Our team of engineers and wood scientists design mass timber products for use in the construction of sustainable buildings.
SmartLam’s origin stems from a desire to produce sustainable products for the building industry. Our expertise in engineering and design, allows us to create quality CLT and glulam products that respond to today’s need for sustainable materials. With two state-of-the-art facilities, one in Columbia Falls, Montana and another in Dothan, Alabama, our combined production capacity exceeds 3.9 million ft3 (111,000 m3) of CLT per year with a glulam capacity of 10 million fbm (23,600 m3) annually. We procure all of our lumber from sawmills practicing certified sustainable forestry practices. We were also the first in the industry to create an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Southern Yellow Pine CLT.
Our panel grades and thicknesses are a combination of species, lumber strength, and lumber thicknesses both to optimize structural performance and ensure the most cost-effective solution. Our nimble and creative engineering department offers proprietary panel recipes for specific building needs.
A people-centered environment is an important value at SmartLam. We understand that while modern, state-of-the-art equipment is essential to manufacture high-quality mass timber, it is the people who operate and maintain the equipment that create outstanding products. People-centered also includes our customers because without their commitment to building with wood, we would not exist.
With one of the largest mass timber engineering teams in the industry, SmartLam works with precision to design and produce mass timber products. Augmented by a group of wood scientists, our knowledge and expertise in structural engineering and wood product manufacturing is unparalleled. We are highly focused on applying cutting-edge technology to reduce waste and optimize valuable renewable resources to achieve sustainability. This is what makes SmartLam different from other manufacturers.
The History of SmartLam
SmartLam NA was one of the first producers in the US to be certified under the new ANSI/APA PRG 320 standard to produce architectural grade CLT products.
Smartlam becomes the first producer of CLT in the United States.
SmartLam attains industry-wide quality recognition by earning ANSI/APA PRG 320 rating for structural grade CLT. SmartLam installs the first commercial elevator shaft in the US.
First domestic CLT producer to be used by the Department of Defense for on-base military hotel program.
SmartLam opens its second manufacturing facility in Dothan, Alabama.
SmartLam moves to a new start-of-the-art facility in Columbia Falls Montana and becomes one of the largest CLT producers in North America.