Norbord secures wood allocation for Chambord OSB mill

Maria Church
June 26, 2017
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June 26, 2017 - The Quebec Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks has granted Norbord a wood allocation for its curtailed Chambord, Que., OSB mill that will take effect next April.

"We are very pleased to have secured a wood allocation for our Chambord, Quebec mill so soon after acquiring it in the fall of 2016, and this is an important first step toward restarting production at the mill," Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord's president and CEO, said in a news release.

"Market conditions continue to improve and we believe will support an eventual restart of the Chambord mill. In the meantime, we continue to develop our detailed engineering plan to support the investment needed to ensure the mill's long-term viability. We greatly appreciate the support we've received so far from government officials and the local community."

Norbord acquired the Chambord OSB mill in the fall of 2016. Built in the 1980s, the Chambord mill has a stated capacity of 470 million square feet. Production from the mill was curtailed by its previous owner in 2008.

Norbord's assets in Quebec include an operating OSB mill in La Sarre and a technology research and development centre in St-Laurent.

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