Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, has revealed it is temporarily suspending operations and reducing staff at its Conway, Arkansas, plant due to a customer contract cancellation.
“Decisions like this are never easy, especially when they impact our people,” said Matthew Karmel, CEO of Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation.
Karmel explained that since the company is no longer constrained by its exclusive production agreement, it now has the ability to support new customers with more than 1 million cubic feet annually of Glulam and CLT mass-timber products.
“To put this into context, the state-of-the-art Conway plant has a capacity sufficient to construct a 200,000-square-foot office building every two months,” he added. “We continue to work diligently to identify new solutions for putting this facility to good use, as it represents an important step in our North American growth strategy.
“We appreciate the support of the Conway community and state and regional business partners, and we look forward to continuing to remain a vibrant part of this growing economy,” Karmel said.
Plant Manager Jody Doak added, “We are grateful for the contributions and hard work of the Conway employees and we anticipate the prospect of welcoming them back with new customer projects.”