A Look at Kalesnikoff’s New $35 million State of the Art Mass Timber Facility

Kalesnikoff Lumber is a fourth-generation family-owned company based in Castlegar, B.C. with roots that date back to 1939, when three brothers began a logging business on the nearby mountainside. That developed in the late 1960’s to a sawmill, and then came a dry kiln and planner operation. The company has always been focused on value-added products and using technology as a growth tool. In 2019, shortly after B.C. Premier John Horgan announced the province would be the first province in Canada to allow the construction of tall wood buildings up to 12 stories tall, Kalesnikoff Lumber announced that after in depth research and visiting other facilities it was investing $35 million to develop and build a new mass timber facility. The 110,000 square-foot building houses both the glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT) product lines and came online in the summer of 2020.

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Making a mark: Inside Kalesnikoff’s $35M mass timber facility