SmartLam North America and RedBuilt entered a partnership to supply cross-laminated timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers, and contractors for projects using mass timber building technology. RedBuilt will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific northwest, west coast, and southwest, which includes California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.
SmartLam and RedBuilt will also offer an integrated solution for mass timber building, with trained technical sales and design teams deeply familiar with mass timber design, manufacturing, and installation. The teams will guide architects, engineers, and contractors through the design and construction process to streamline workflow and eliminate guesswork, according to the companies.
Through the partnership, the companies will offer an array of structural engineered wood solutions, including CLT, glulam beams, open web, I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, and connection hardware from a single source in an effort to simplify the building process.
“SmartLam sees great potential in developing the market through our partnership with RedBuilt,” SmartLam North America CEO and founder Casey Malquist said in a news release. “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 U.S.”
SmartLam established North America’s first CLT manufacturing facility in 2012 and currently operates two production facilities in Columbia Falls, Montana, and Dothan, Ala. Boise, Idaho-based RedBuilt operates four manufacturing plants and five design centers, with technical sales team members posted around the country to provide local support.
“Mass timber is a natural extension to the RedBuilt offering and SmartLam is the natural choice as our supplier,” CEO and president of RedBuilt Don Schwabe said. “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.”
SmartLam reorganized as SmartLam North America in October 2019 to better serve the mass timber market and announced plans to “significantly expand” its sustainable model of timber harvesting, mass timber manufacturing, and project delivery model. As part of the reorganization, SmartLam announced plans to open three additional CLT facilities in the northeast, west coast, and southeast by 2022.