Element5 Updates Construction Progress on the St. Thomas Ontario Mass Timber Construction Facility

Element5 has provided an update on their St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, manufacturing facility. According to Element5 they are on track to possibly begin production of laminated prior to the end of the year. The facility, when completed, will be 12,320-square meters and will be Ontario’s first operation dedicated solely to the manufacturing of mass timbers for the construction industry. Element5 already operates a mass timber manufacturing plant in Ripon, Quebec. The company said the two plants will have a combined production capacity of more than 50,000 cubic meters per year. The company recently began the installation of automated equipment from Ledinek to manufacture CLT and glulam, a major part of its planned $50 million investment. In a blog post on its website, Element5 says the fully integrated production line “does everything from lumber conditioning and finger-jointing of lam-stock to sanding and CNC machining of the finished components.

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Element5 nears completion of Ontario’s first CLT plant