BC to Provide Economic Support for Expansion of Kalesnikoff’s Castlegar Mass Timber Facility

On Friday, British Columbia announced that the province is supporting the development of a new mass timber production facility that will create 90 sustainable, local forestry jobs at Kalesnikoff Mass Timber’s Castlegar facility.

The support will help BC continue to grow and position itself at the forefront of the emerging wood-manufacturing and housing-construction sector, the government said.

Through the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BCMJF), the government is contributing as much as $6.7 million (CAD) to help Kalesnikoff grow its operations by establishing a new prefabricated mass timber and cross-laminated timber modularized building facility, and purchasing new machinery to drive production of building components that will be used for rapid housing construction.

Currently servicing commercial building projects, the company’s new product expansion will allow them to offer complete wood solutions for prefabricated housing and multi-story family structures using mass timber.

Kalesnikoff’s expansion aligns with the province’s BC Builds commitment to lower construction costs, speed up timelines, and deliver more affordable homes to residents. The province’s Mass Timber Action Plan has increased global demand for these products and removed barriers for companies such as Kalesnikoff to expand supply.

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