Publication: GSA Business Report


Timberlab Reveals Updated Greenville Mass Timber Fabrication Facility

It’s not often that proximity to New York City is cited as a reason for being in Greenville, but that was the case when Timberlab began operations in April 2023.

Very specialized products sometimes cast a shadow on wide geography, though, and Timberlab’s product — large glulam members for mass timber structures — is pretty specialized.

Timberlab, a nationwide provider of what the company calls “holistic mass timber systems,” has reached full capacity at its facilities on Old Grove Road in Piedmont. The company, based in Portland, Ore., made the announcement recently with a plant tour in partnership with its affiliate, Swinerton, a commercial general contractor with offices nationwide.

Since spring 2023, the 75,000-square foot engineering and fabrication plant has supported nearly a half-million square feet of sustainable development east of the Mississippi River, Timberlab said in a news release. Timberlab at full capacity, with two state-of-the-art CNC (computer numerical control) machines, can produce annually 1 million square feet of mass timber fabrications.

“Now that we’re at full capacity, Timberlab is equipped to exponentially drive the adoption of this environment-forward building platform from coast-to-coast,” Chris Evans, president of Timberlab, said in the news release. “We’ve already seen the impact we’ve made with glulam producers and suppliers throughout the Southeast, enabling them to fully participate in the commercial, prefabricated mass timber industry — and, ultimately, making it more accessible to adopters.”

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