The Benefits of Building With Wood

As mass timber continues to mature and grow as a mainstream structural material, awareness of the many benefits of building with wood grows as well. Detailed in this paper are many potential applications unique to different market sectors.


Job Dive: Alana Wallace

The “Job Dives” blog series provides a peek into the day-to-day of leaders and teams across Katerra as they develop strategies and new methods of working on the journey to transform the way we build. Alana Wallace Engineering Manager, Spokane Valley CLT Factory What do you do at Katerra? I am the Engineering Manager at […]


Building Safe with Cross-Laminated Timber

Katerra has put over two years of focused effort into the definition of our product line and undergone substantial independent laboratory testing to ensure we meet the requirements of the International Building Code in the US and the Canadian Building Code in Canada. Katerra is committed to delivering quality products to our customers that fulfill the technical requirements of the building code across North America.

News Article

Spokane’s Catalyst Building Reaches New Milestone

Publisher: Spokane Public RadioAuthor: Doug Nadvornick The partners involved in creating a new “zero carbon” building just east of downtown Spokane celebrated a milestone today [Monday]. The “topping out” ceremony at the Catalyst Building marked the laying of its last structural piece. The Catalyst Building is a product of a partnership between Avista, the engineering […]


Katerra Celebrates Mass Timber Factory Opening

On September 20th Katerra welcomed guests to tour our new Spokane Valley cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory. Katerra CEO Michael Marks welcomed over 150 guests, including elected officials WA Governor, Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, WA Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, and Traci Couture, District Director for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Press Release

Katerra Opens State-of-the-Art Mass Timber Factory in Spokane Valley, WA

Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced the grand opening of North America’s highest volume cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory. Located in Spokane Valley, Wash., the 270,000-square-foot-facility will significantly increase supplies of CLT, a fully renewable structural building material that sequesters carbon for a building’s life and can be used in place of steel and concrete in buildings up to 18 stories.