Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the Penticton, British Columbia, Canada-based company, announced that it is expanding its operations into the United States, with a new plant in Conway, Ark. Structurlam also revealed that Walmart has invested $90 million in the project for the purpose of purchasing, retrofitting and equipping a former steel plant. The facility is set to open in mid-2021 and create 130 jobs. Additionally, the plant will source softwood lumber from Arkansas-grown Southern Pine trees. Walmart has already planned to be the first customer of Structurlam’s Conway facility.
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Canadian firm announces mass timber plant in Arkansas, creates 130 new jobs