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Sterling Brings Accessibility to the Mass Timber Market with New Division Sterling Structural

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2022

TerraLam® CLT offers affordable, sustainable approach to roofs and floors

PHOENIX, IL — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sterling Site Access Solutions, LLC, (“Sterling” or the “Company”), the country’s largest providers of cross-laminated timber (CLT), is pleased to announce its entry into the construction market.

Sterling’s new business unit, Sterling Structural, will offer its TerraLam® CLT product line as a scalable, sustainable, and affordable floor and roof solution for buildings that is compatible with a range of structural building materials.

“We’re thrilled to support the growing adoption of CLT in the construction market, and we’re exceptionally well positioned to make this premium natural material more accessible than it has ever been,” said Carter Sterling, CEO of Sterling. “Our standardized approach to design, high-speed manufacturing capability and central U.S. location all streamline the process to make mass timber an affordable, sustainable building option.”

Sterling Structural will provide 3-, 5- and 7-ply TerraLam CLT panels manufactured with Southern Yellow Pine laminations. TerraLam panels come in lengths up to 18’ and widths up to 8’ and are fabricated to suit a range of projects with repeatable, fixed designs, such as hotels, offices, student housing and many other building types.

“Mass timber, and CLT specifically, is a positive evolution in North American construction,” said Sterling. “As a domestically produced, renewable resource, CLT promises to minimize emissions associated with traditional construction, while supporting local economies and environments.”

Over the past decade, the use of mass timber, of which the most common form is CLT, has increased due to its aesthetic, efficiency, and ecological benefits. With roughly 75 percent of carbon sequestration in slabs of a mass timber building, CLT floor and roof systems are an excellent solution to lowering embodied carbon.

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About Sterling

Headquartered in Phoenix, IL, Sterling was one of the first and is America’s largest manufacturer of CLT, having produced over 750,000 panels. Our TerraLam® CLT panels offer a new approach to floors and ceilings with a simplified, streamlined and cost-competitive product line.