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Norbord reduces production at Georgia OSB mill


September 3, 2019
By Norbord Inc.

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Norbord Inc. announced that, effective Sept. 5, Line 1 of its two-line oriented strand board (OSB) mill in Cordele, Georgia, will operate on a reduced 10/4 schedule until further notice due to continued poor market conditions.

U.S. homebuilding activity has been pulling back since the fall of last year, resulting in lower-than-anticipated OSB demand to-date. The reduced production schedule at Cordele Line 1 will ensure Norbord continues to only produce what the company can sell as the market approaches the seasonally slower winter months.

Norbord will continue to serve its customers without disruption. The Cordele mill has two production lines and a total stated annual production capacity of 1,040 million square feet (3/8-inch basis). The reduced production schedule on Line 1 will impact approximately 12 per cent of the mill’s available capacity.