Business View Magazine | November 2020

19 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2020 Nordic Stru Quebec’s mass timber specialists S urrounded by pristine boreal forests in Northern Quebec, Canada, Nordic Structures, a family-owned and operated mass timber company, is quietly pioneering the return of mass timber to large scale construction. With roots extending back to 1961, Nordic, a division of Les Chantiers de Chibougamau, started with five employees and a portable sawmill. Now comprising over 1000 employees, the lumber and engineered wood company also specializes in delivering sustainable mass timber structures across North America. Operating from its manufacturing center in Chibougamau, where short growing seasons and harsh climatic conditions result in small trees with dense fiber that is ideal for engineered wood products, Nordic Structures has evolved from sawing lumber to manufacturing and optimizing engineered wood and mass timber products, including I-joists, glulam beams and columns, and cross- laminated timber (CLT). As a leading provider of sustainable wood products, Nordic Structures offers bespoke mass timber solutions for large-scale construction projects. Nordic has delivered numerous iconic structures in Quebec and across Canada, covering a wide variety of industries and sectors, including academic, industrial, institutional, AT A GLANCE NORDIC STRUCTURES WHAT: A family-owned mass timber company WHERE: Montreal, Quebec WEBSITE: