Kalesnikoff Lumber Company is pleased to announce North America’s most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, B.C. which will create 50 new, full-time, technology-centered local jobs.
Kalesnikoff’s $35 million mass timber investment will encompass construction of a new 110,000 sq ft. building, and the purchase of state-of-the-art processing equipment and technology from leading companies including Denmark-based Kallesoe Machinery and Canadian-based Conception RP.
“We see mass timber as a natural and exciting innovation and next step for our company and team,” said Chris Kalesnikoff, Chief Operating Officer of Kalesnikoff Lumber Company. “We’ve done extensive research to ensure our new world-class equipment will create exceptionally high-quality cross-laminated timber and glulam beams. Our focus will be on full integration from the forest through cutting, drying, and manufacturing to the final finished and delivered products.”
Cross-laminated timber and glulam, also known as mass timber, are well established and widely used in Europe where green building technology is much further evolved than in North America. Leading architects, engineers, designers and project managers around the world, including here in North America, are increasingly seeking high-quality, custom mass timber products to create sustainable, stunning and energy-efficient buildings.