Sentinel Structures of Peshtigo delivered structural glued laminated timbers for the new Bellin Health Clinic in Marinette on Wednesday March 30th. The engineered timbers are manufactured by Sentinel Structures and used to frame a portion of the roof of the new clinic which is under construction near the Pine Tree Mall.
The 56 feet long girders weigh over two tons each. The total weight of beams and purlins is 62,000 pounds plus there is 51,000 pounds of tongue-and-groove wood roof decking. The company used 62,000 board feet of Southern Pine lumber to make the beams/purlins and decking.
The warmth and beauty of natural wood will be seen in the lobby and waiting are of the new clinic.
Area businesses assisted Sentinel with the project. Connection steel was made by G&G Midwest of Beaver. The custom mixed “fox red” stain used to finish the timbers was made by Sherwin-Williams of Marinette and the long beams were hauled from Peshtigo by Xtreme Trucking of Abrams.
The facility was designed by architect/engineers Somerville, Inc. of Green Bay and is bein constructed by IEI General Contractors of DePere.
Sentinel Structures manufactures structural glued laminated timber beams, arches, trusses, bridge components, highway noise barriers, ship timbers and many other engineered timber products. It operates in Peshtigo at the site of the site of the original timber laminating plant in North America, established in 1934.