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Making Mass Timber Accessible

Our company was founded in 1949 and continues to operate according to the Sterling family values to this day. Because we are always innovating and adapting to our customers’ needs, we were one of the first companies to start manufacturing cross-laminated timber and offer the unique benefits of that product to the site access market. Today, Sterling is still America’s largest CLT manufacturer, with the capacity to produce 1,000 panels a day at our plants in Lufkin, Texas and Phoenix, Illinois. We now bring our exceptional operational capacity and wealth of experience to the building construction market, with PRG 320 certified panels available at competitive price points and timelines. 


Meet the Team

Carter Sterling

Chief Executive Officer

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Kevin Hsu

Vice President of Innovation

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John Rake

Director of Manufacturing Technology and Quality

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Michaela Harms

Senior Director of Mass Timber

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Sterling Structural Rail Spur


Sterling’s flagship factory and headquarters is located just south of Chicago, Illinois in Phoenix -- a village with a rich history connected to the railroads and industrial manufacturing. Sterling repurposed this facility to become a thriving center of industry and a steady and growing source of employment for members of the community.