Mercer International signs first major mass timber project

Mercer International produces 140 thousand cubic metres of CLT annually (Image: Mercer International)

Mercer International has announced that it has signed its first major mass timber project contract with a large consumer products retailer.

The project, which is comprised of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, glue-laminated (glulam) beams and connector elements, is expected to utilise four months of capacity at Mercer’s Spokane facility on a one-shift basis over the course of 2023.  

Juan Carlos Bueno, Mercer’s President and CEO stated: “We are delighted to conclude our first major mass timber contract. Our customer has selected mass timber for its appearance, structural integrity, fire resistance, construction efficiency and carbon footprint that only mass timber construction can provide.

“We expect that this is the first of more major projects to come as Mercer’s innovative product line and services become more recognised in the growing mass timber construction space.”

Mercer International is a global forest products company with operations in Germany, the US and Canada with an annual production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes of pulp, 960 million board feet of lumber, 140 thousand cubic metres of CLT, 17 million pallets and 150,000 tonnes of wood pellets.