Structurlam Mass Timber Corp. is expanding its operations into the U.S. with a plant in Conway, Arkansas, set to open in mid-2021. The Canadian-based company, in which Walmart has made an investment, will spend $90 million to purchase, retrofit and equip a former steel plant and create 130 jobs.

Walmart will be the first customer of Structurlam’s Conway facility. The world’s largest retailer plans to use more than 1.1 million cubic feet of mass timber in its new Home Office campus in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Established in 1962, Structurlam is based in Penticton, BC and has mass timber production facilities in Penticton, Okanagan Falls, and Olivier, BC.