COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA – May 12, 2020
SmartLam North America™ and RedBuilt™ are proud to announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology.
RedBuilt will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Southwest, which includes nine states; California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Montana. SmartLam North America™ and RedBuilt™ are proud to announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology.
RedBuilt will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Southwest, which includes nine states; California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.
Together, SmartLam and RedBuilt will offer an integrated solution for mass timber building, with highly trained technical sales and design teams, all deeply familiar with mass timber design, manufacturing and installation. These teams will guide architects, engineers and contractors through the entire design and construction process to streamline workflow and eliminate guesswork.
In addition to industry-leading support, the SmartLam/Redbuilt partnership will offer a wide array of structural engineered wood solutions, including CLT, GLB, Open Web, I-joists, LVL and connection hardware from a single source, simplifying the building process.
Since establishing the North America’s first CLT manufacturing facility in 2012, SmartLam has been the pioneer of CLT in the U.S. The company continues to lead the industry with the largest production capabilities in North America and the most diverse ANSI/PRG 320 product certification and species offerings. SmartLam operates two modern production facilities in Columbia Falls, Montana as well as Dothan, Alabama. The Columbia Falls facility also serves as their corporate headquarters. Casey Malmquist, CEO and Founder of SmartLam North America is thrilled about this partnership, “SmartLam sees great potential in developing the market through our partnership with RedBuilt. Our team is excited to support and grow the relationship by offering the absolute best products, unmatched service levels, and seamless project delivery to our joint customers throughout the western US.”
Since 1958, RedBuilt has been the industry leader in innovative and customized, wood building solutions. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, RedBuilt operates four manufacturing plants, five design centers, with technical sales team members posted around the country to provide local support. RedBuilt continues to lead the commercial and industrial construction industry as the premier supplier of structural systems and solutions. Don Schwabe, CEO and President of RedBuilt shares the excitement and benefits of the partnership, “Mass timber is a natural extension to the RedBuilt offering, and Smartlam is the natural choice as our supplier. Our customers are getting the best of both worlds. From design to delivery, they know we will get it done on-time, on-spec, and on budget.”
COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA – October 1, 2019
Today, SmartLam has reorganized as SmartLam North America to better serve the needs of the rapidly expanding mass timber market via intelligent and integrated Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and mass timber building solutions. SmartLam North America is dedicated to sustainable forest management, supporting climate and carbon-friendly building materials, and providing innovative construction solutions via extensive geographic distribution through regional production plants. In an unprecedented industry move, SmartLam North America will significantly expand their sustainable model of timber harvesting, revolutionary mass timber product manufacturing, and cutting-edge project delivery model, to establish a dominant position in the North American mass timber and building industries. CLT has rapidly gained traction within the past decade in North America among builders, engineers and architects because it is extremely durable, cost-effective, compliant with current building codes, and incredibly sustainable. It also vastly improves the speed of build and allows builders to construct and complete projects faster, with a fraction of the labor, using the only renewable building material.
Under the leadership of SmartLam founder Casey Malmquist and timber industry veterans Erik Munck and Brian Fehr, the enterprise will utilize important regional wood baskets to support production necessary to expand mass timber into new markets across North America. Fehr has spent over 40 years on the timber supply side of the market and Malmquist’s 40-year career has been spent on the market side of the building industry, while Munck brings 30 years’ experience in the engineered wood product sector.
“We are thrilled to launch SmartLam North America to evolve the role that mass timber products has in transforming the building industry, and to ensure that North America plays a dominant role in the movement” said SmartLam North America’s Casey Malmquist. “Mass timber just got a whole lot stronger. Combining SmartLam’s historic presence in the mass timber market, an accomplished leader like Brian Fehr, and a significant investment in the enterprise, we welcome the work that needs to be done in solidifying North America’s place in the global mass timber market.”
SmartLam North America has established its headquarters in Columbia Falls, Montana, and has acquired the state-of-the-art, formerly IB XLam, facility in Dothan, Alabama. With the two operational production facilities in Montana and Alabama, SmartLam North America will immediately lead the industry with a combined capacity of 6 million cubic feet of annual CLT production.
SmartLam North America will leverage its proprietary design, engineering, project management, project delivery model with its expansive, modern, and fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to offer the full range of mass timber solutions needed for a comprehensive and integrated customer experience.
The company has also commenced planning for additional CLT manufacturing facilities strategically located in major wood baskets from coast to coast. It aims to open three more locations by 2022, targeting new plants in the Northeast, West Coast, and timber-rich Southeast. The combined operational facilities will allow the company to produce over 17.2 million cubic feet of annual CLT production and will uniquely serve regional developers, builders, architects and engineers by offering all wood species and product certifications available under the current ANSI-APA/PRG 320 product standards.
About SmartLam North America
SmartLam North America is a globally recognized producer of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products dedicated to driving innovation in mass timber construction in North America. SmartLam North America manufactures CLT for use in a variety of applications, and provides services to develop practical, innovative, and sustainable solutions to satisfy all customer project requirements.