COLUMBIA FALLS, Montana – SmartLam, the nation’s first commercial production facility for cross-laminated timber, is locked in a dead heat with DR Johnson for pole position in the rapidly expanding pack of CLT manufacturers.
A major expansion is on the horizon, quadrupling production capacity at SmartLam’s Montana plant. And new plants in the U.S. Southeast and Northeast are next.
“Interest in CLT has just grown exponentially, not only in the quantity of projects but also the quality,” said Casey Malmquist, SmartLam president and co-owner. “We’re seeing high numbers of larger projects utilizing CLT. This new plant will allow us to better serve this fast-growing market.”