Tafisa Canada inaugurates new Quebec plant, expands main facility
July 6, 2022 By Tafisa Canada
Tafisa Canada, a leading particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturer, remains the manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of decorative surfaces in North America, as it confirms a total of $62 million in investments in its facilities in Lac-Mégantic.
After a $28 million investment, Tafisa officially inaugurated its new 70,000 sq. ft. plant and announced new investments of $34 million to expand its main plant.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to be providing $4 million in investment for this innovative project in partnership with Tafisa. This represents an investment in jobs, clean growth and innovative forest technologies and products in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and across Canada,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources.
A new plant to better serve the market
Dedicated to the production of a collection of lacquered panels called LUMMIA, the new Tafisa plant offers manufacturers and consumers a product with unparalleled characteristics and superior to any other offer currently available.
In addition to having the capacity to manufacture two high-end finishes, the plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology unique in North America. To carry out this major project, Tafisa received the support of various agencies such as:
– Natural Resources Canada through its Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, which aims to create a more competitive and resilient forest sector by focusing on low-carbon projects that result in new or diversified revenue streams.
– Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks within the framework of the Programme Innovation Bois Wood Innovation Program, which aims to support innovative projects for the processing of forest products while promoting the diversification of the supply of factories by encouraging the processing of wood of inferior quality.
– Town of Lac-Mégantic which aims to support investments in new capital assets made in the Lac-Mégantic industrial park.
– Investissement Québec through its Essor Program.
“We are very proud of these innovative projects, which will allow Tafisa to continue to distinguish itself in the market, pursue its commitment to its North American customers and offer them innovative and quality products. A special thank you to our partners and our team for their efforts and energy, without which these achievements would not have been possible,” said Louis Brassard, CEO of Tafisa.
Sixth TFL line: additional investments of $34 million
Always striving to better meet future market needs, Tafisa is also expanding its main plant, a project that calls for additional investments of $34 million. The installation of a sixth TFL production line and the expansion of the finished product warehouse are an integral part of this phase of the project.
The new production line will be in operation in the fall of 2023 and will increase the proportion of panels that will be laminated with the ability to produce decorative panels with two-sided synchronized embossing texture, improve internal flows and service reliability to North American customers.
These new investments allow Tafisa to remain the manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of decorative surfaces to industry professionals. Tafisa also offers particleboards, decorative panels, laminate panels and mouldings for the manufacture of cabinet doors, all available under one roof.
“The Town of Lac-Mégantic is a proud partner of these innovative projects. By providing financial support for companies in the industrial park equivlent to 15% of the added value to the assessment roll, we are consolidating the companies present in our territory and thus, working towards the industrial dynamism of our community,” said Julie Morin, mayor of Lac-Mégantic.
Learn more: www.tafisa.ca.
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