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Kalesnikoff opening third mass timber facility near Castlegar

The new facility will create up to 90 jobs

Kalesnikoff has announced it will construct a third location this year.

While the exact location of the new facility won’t be announced for a few more weeks, a Kalesnikoff press release Thursday says it will be located near the existing mill and mass timber facility in the Nelson-Castlegar corridor.

The building itself will be constructed in part using Kalesnikoff’s own mass timber components. Ground-breaking is anticipated soon with a targeted opening by the end of 2024.

Once complete, the new facility will create up to 90 new jobs.

The company says the new offerings will complement existing Kalesnikoff products and will be used for walls, flooring and full modular construction mass timber projects.

“We have experienced consistently strong interest and demand in our initial mass timber investment announced almost exactly five years ago,” said Chris Kalesnikoff, chief operating officer of Kalesnikoff Mass Timber, said in a release.

“This additional offering of leading mass timber products and services for the North American construction industry will support mass timber buildings including student and workforce housing, prefabricated housing and other mass timber projects.”

In 2019, Kalesnikoff expanded into the mass timber market with a $35-million manufacturing facility in South Slocan that produces pre-fabricated engineered building products in the form of glued-laminated beams and cross-laminated timber. On opening, it created 60 new jobs, but now employs 160.

Products and services at the new facility will include modular construction, prefabricated mass timber and light frame components, and custom installation-ready products to meet customers’ needs. It will also increase Kalensnikoff’s glue laminated timber capacity.

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