Element5 set to Open Heavy Timber Factory

Element5 Co. is pleased to announce its plans for a full-scale CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) manufacturing plant to open in Eastern Canada in late 2017.

The province is poised to take a leadership role in low-carbon innovative construction technologies throughout North America. Element5’s ability to provide a full range of services from design, consulting and engineering to fabrication and erection, will mean that building with CLT and other engineered wood products can be done locally, far more competitively than ever before.

Using CLT in projects shifts the production effort from the building site to a factory where components are designed and manufactured under controlled conditions to exact specifications, then transported to site for rapid assembly.

Local manufacturing will mean reduced shipping distances, shorter lead-times and faster turn-around time – resulting in lower construction costs and more LEED Qualification points. With most of the timber sourced from Eastern Canada, it also means that Element5 will be doing its part to stimulate the northern forestry industry, creating jobs and helping fulfill the Climate Change Action Plan mandate.

While the use of CLT has been a longstanding standard, widespread throughout European countries, it has only recently found a foothold in North America. Heavy timber structures are changing the way we think and build for the better, for the environment, and for future generations. We’re delighted that our new factory will help pave the way.


To learn more about working with CLT, planning your next project or to find out more about our new factory opening, visit us at booth 304, at the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair on Thursday, 17 November 2016, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM (EST).

Register online:
Toronto Wood Solutions Fair 2016
Allstream Centre
105 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3