From lumber mill to flowerpot – the journey of lumber wrap
Because our trusses use a lot of MSR lumber, RedLam™ LVL or LSL, a lot of plastic lumber wrap is peeled off bundles as we get to work turning that material into RedBuilt trusses. At our Hillsboro, OR plant we bag up every bit of that wrap for recycling—adding up to about 5 tons per year! Once we have a big enough batch, our maintenance crew bales it for transport. These photos show Ryan and Murph operating the compactor to turn it into bales.
The bales are shipped to our Stayton, OR plant where they get added to bales of wrap gathered by that facility, and returned to the wrap manufacturer, where they meet up with even more bales of used wrap coming from companies all across the West. Eventually, those bales travel in large cargo containers to China where they are turned into flowerpots and other plastic consumer goods.
Partnership With SmartLam
SmartLam North America™ and RedBuilt™ are proud to announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology.
Using Wood Products in Green Building Design
Looking for design inspiration? From elementary schools to truck parks, here are five buildings with sustainable design features.
Wood-related conferences for architects and engineers
If you’re looking for a design or building conference, here are eight upcoming events for both architects and engineers.
Why you should prioritize carbon sequestration when building
Implementing green building practices means using fewer resources, reducing waste, and decreasing life cycle costs. Sustainable design yields faster lease up rates, higher resale value, and lower energy use.
Associate Professional Engineer Certifications
We help people build commercial structures, and internally we help build people.
We know that all structures have a blueprint to follow. Blueprints depict a clear picture of the finished product. Along with blueprints; there are key milestones along the way. Professional development is one of those milestones and a point of pride at RedBuilt.
That’s why we’d like to recognize three engineers in our crew that have reached an important milestone — becoming licensed professional engineers.
“The 951” in Downtown Boise
All wood. Mid-rise. Mixed use.
The Red Badger Award
Persistence in problem solving. Never giving up. Doing whatever it takes to service the needs of the customer. These are “Badger-like” behaviors that exemplify RedBuilt™ associates who win the annual Red Badger award.
Walking the Talk: Safety and Quality
Safety and quality, two core values that established the company more than 50 years ago, still hold true with RedBuilt today. They sound good, yet how does RedBuilt really “walk the talk” when it comes to safety of its associates and the quality of our products?