Our team of engineers and wood scientists design mass timber products for use in the construction of sustainable buildings.

We are Mass Timber

SmartLam’s origin stems from the drive 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 building materials. With two state-of-the-art facilities, one located in Columbia Falls, Montana, the other in Dothan, Alabama, SmartLam is the largest CLT producer in America. Our combined production capacity exceeds 3.9 million ft3 (111,000 m3) of CLT per year with a glulam capacity in Southern Yellow Pine 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.

As an industry pioneer, SmartLam donated time and materials to CLT development and testing. We participated in the creation and adoption of the CLT standard ANSI/APA PRG 320 and supported the successful adoption of mass timber into the building code. Our success over the past 10 years has resulted in opportunities to supply products for property developer Lendlease and work in partnership with leading environmentally-responsible architect firms like SOM in San Francisco and Cooper Carry. 

We excel at optimizing the manufacturing process to provide innovative building materials for our customers. Our panel grades and thicknesses are composed of 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 to create outstanding products. People-centered also includes our customers because without their commitment to building with wood, we would not exist.

Why SmartLam?

With one of the largest mass timber engineering teams in the industry, SmartLam works with precision to design and produce multi-species mass timber products. Augmented by a group of wood scientists, our knowledge and expertise in structural engineering and wood product manufacturing is unparalleled. As the largest producer of CLT in America, 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. Structural CLT manufacturers must adhere to the highest performance and sourcing standards set forth by ANSI/APA PRG 320, the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forest Initiative. The ANSI/APA PRG 320 standard has been approved by the Structural Committee of the International Code Council (ICC) for the 2015 International Building Code (IBC).

At SmartLam, quality assurance and quality control are an integral part of our culture.  All SmartLam products are proudly created and delivered with the utmost focus on quality.  Whether your project is large or small, you can count on the same high quality from concept to completion.


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.

Elevator Shaft


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.

Dothan Aerial


SmartLam moves to a new start-of-the-art facility in Columbia Falls Montana and becomes the largest CLT production capacity in North America.