SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Katerra, a vertically integrated construction company, selected USNR as the major supplier for its new Cross Laminated Timber manufacturing complex located in Spokane Valley. It will reportedly be the largest CLT production plant in North America with new technology provided by USNR. It will give Katerra the ability to pre-qualify the lumber that goes into its CLT panels. Whether green or dry they can regrade it on site to make adjustments.
Katerra's business model spans new building, material sales, and renovations. The company is positioned as the architect, material supplier, manufacturer, general contractor, and project manager. Katerra will obtain both green and dry lumber, grade it, and evaluate its properties with options to re-dry it and plane it as candidate stock for CLT panels.
Pressed layers exit the press as a CLT panel and are transferred to the finishing area for sanding and machining electrical outlets, windows, and notches for beams. The CLT panel is then labeled and trucked to a jobsite. The new plant will be fully operational in the fall of 2019. See usnr.com.
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