Cooperative Agreement to Improve Western CLT Distribution
Originally published by: HBS Dealer — June 11, 2020
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SmartLam North America and RedBuilt announced that the later will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT (cross-laminated timber) in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast, and Southwest.
This includes moving mass timber products in nine states: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.
Expertise on mass timber is another aspect of the agreement.
SmartLam said that the partnership with 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.”
The teams will guide architects, engineers, and contractors through the entire design and construction process to streamline workflow and eliminate guesswork, SmartLam said.
The two companies are offering a wide array of structural engineered wood solutions, including CLT, glulam beams, open web, I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, and connection hardware from a single source, simplifying the building process.
SmartLam operates two production facilities in Columbia Falls, Mont. and Dothan, Ala. The Columbia Falls facility also serves as its corporate headquarters.
“SmartLam sees great potential in developing the market through our partnership with RedBuilt,” said Casey Malmquist, CEO and founder of SmartLam North America “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.”
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, RedBuilt provides structural systems and solutions through four manufacturing plants and five design centers with a 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,” said Don Schwabe, CEO and president of RedBuilt. “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.”