TIMBER! Jason Trenn Joins Structurlam to Help Company Satisfy Burgeoning Need for Wood in Modular Construction
Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, a leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, hired Jason Trenn as the company’s new vice president of manufacturing & operations for its new production facility in Conway, Arkansas.
“Jason’s comprehensive background in lumber and engineered wood brings incredible wealth of knowledge to our Arkansas operations,” said Hardy Wentzel, CEO of Structurlam. “When he started his career, Jason once worked as a sawmill supervisor at our Okanagan Falls plant, which was previously owned by Weyerhaeuser. He knows our industry and community. His knowledge of working in B.C.’s ‘wood basket’ and experience with Southern Pine lumber in the Southern United States will be incredibly valuable to our team and the modular construction market.”
Structurlam manufactures mass timber, a sustainable category of building construction featuring glulam timbers and cross laminated timber panels used for walls, roofs, floors, beams and columns. A key economic benefit of mass timber is the ability to design, model and prefabricate the structural elements of a project offsite, accelerating on-site production schedules by up to 25% compared to traditional on-site building with steel and concrete.
Structurlam produces GlulamPLUS® timber and CrossLam® CLT panel products for distribution throughout North America. The company is the first manufacturer to bring mass timber to the North American market and the first to introduce CrossLam® CLT in the production of industrial ground protection matting products, used in the energy and power transmission sectors. Structurlam has been headquartered in Penticton, British Columbia, since 1962.
Trenn’s extensive background in forestry to Structurlam includes over 20 years of experience at Canfor, Weldwood, West Fraser, Tembec and Weyerhaeuser. Most recently, Trenn worked as the lumber manufacturing director for Weyerhaeuser in Greenville, North Carolina.
Born and raised in British Columbia, where Structurlam is headquartered, Trenn will offer the knowledge and experience of working in the forestry industry to the company. In his new role, he will be accountable for all manufacturing activities at Structurlam’s new production facility in Conway, Arkansas, which is now in production.
About Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation. Structurlam is the leading North American provider of mass timber solutions for construction and industrial markets in Canada and the U.S. Its structural laminated mass timber and industrial products include CrossLam®CLT panels and GlulamPLUS®glue-laminated columns and beams. Structurlam is also the first producer in North America to introduce CLT in the production of industrial ground protection matting products. Structurlam’s entire product line is built from North American sustainably harvested softwood lumber, ensuring consistent product and environmental standards. Structurlam collaborates with architects, engineers and industrial OEM customers to create fully integrated solutions that combine design, engineering and a customized project delivery experience. Established in 1962, Structurlam’s world-class reputation is built on innovation, cost-efficiency and quality. Structurlam is based in Penticton, British Columbia and has mass timber production facilities in Penticton, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, B.C., as well as Conway, Arkansas in the United States. For more information, visit structurlam.com.
KB-Resource recently spoke to Isaac-Daniel Astrachan, AIA, LEED AP and Principal of the Stephen B. Jacobs Group, a leading architectural and interior design firm in New York City about Modular Construction. In Transforming the Construction Industry Through Modular Design: An Architect’s Perspective, we explored the impact of modular design on the construction industry.