Stoltze and partners to build cross-laminated timber plant

F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber, builder Pat Clark and other investors last week announced a joint venture to create a new mass timber production facility to build large format, cross-laminated timber panels in Columbia Falls.

New new company, called Stoltze Timber, eventually will be located across the road from the Stoltze plant west of Columbia Falls. It is a separate venture from the mill itself, noted Paul McKenzie, resource manager at F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber.

Cross-laminated wood is, in essence, glued together by a press under extremely high pressure, typically to create a beam or a panel.