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Structurlam adds Arkansas facility VP of manufacturing and operations


March 22, 2022
By Structurlam Mass Timber

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, a leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, has welcomed Jason Trenn as the company’s new vice-president of manufacturing and operations for its new production facility in Conway, Ark.

Trenn brings an extensive background in forestry to Structurlam, with 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, N.C.

Born and raised in British Columbia, where Structurlam is headquartered, Trenn will bring 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, which is now in production.

“Jason’s comprehensive background in lumber and engineered wood brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to our operations in Arkansas,” said Hardy Wentzel, CEO of Structurlam. “At the start of his career, Jason actually once worked as a sawmill supervisor at our Okanagan Falls plant when it was previously owned by Weyerhaeuser, and is well-versed in both 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.”

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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 per cent compared to traditional on-site building with steel and concrete.