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Norbord’s High Level mill resumes production


June 4, 2019
By Norbord Inc.

Norbord Inc. today reported that its OSB mill in High Level, Alta., resumed production earlier this week after the evacuation order for the town of High Level was lifted.

On May 21, Norbord reported that its OSB mill in High Level had temporarily suspended production in order to comply with evacuation orders due to wildfires burning in the region.

All non-essential mill employees were safely evacuated at the time and the mill did not incur any damage. The curtailment is not expected to materially impact Norbord’s second quarter results.

The High Level, Alta., mill has a stated annual production capacity of 860 million square feet (3/8-inch basis) and has been ramping up toward full production since resuming operations in late 2013. High Level is located approximately 720 kilometres northwest of Edmonton and 400 kilometres west of Fort McMurray.