From: Timber Processing Editors

International Beams plans to build the first cross-laminated timber production facility in the Southeastern U.S. in Dothan, Ala. A 227,000 square foot facility, a vacated GE plant, will be the manufacturing site for the company’s two new products, MAX-CORE CLT and MAX-CORE GLULAM.

International Beams, which has EWP (LVL, I-joist and rimboard) manufacturing facilities in Quebec and Ontario and is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., was approved to receive tax incentive abatements for 10 years by the state of Alabama and the Houston County and 20 years by the city of Dothan.

Additionally, the Commission approved appropriating $632,000 to the Industrial Development Board of Dothan to meet obligations with the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority to facilitate the IB XLAM USA project.