Norbord Inc. today reported that its OSB mill in High Level, Alta., was cleared to restart, and safely resumed normal operations over the weekend. The MacKenzie County mandatory evacuation order and town of High Level evacuation alert were both lifted this afternoon and MacKenzie County remains under an evacuation alert.
On June 18, Norbord reported that its High Level OSB mill had temporarily suspended production due to the wildfires burning nearby 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.
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