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Norbord to bring Chambord into operation in spring

21.01.2021 − 

Norbord plans to recommission the OSB plant in Chambord (Québec) in spring. The plant was shut down in the third quarter of 2008. According to a statement published on 14 December, based on current forecasts of demand development in North America as well as relevant customer feedback, the company assumes that it will no longer be able to meet the expected high OSB demand in the foreseeable future from the currently operating plants. After the recommissioning of Chambord, customers in eastern Canada and the north-east of the USA are to be supplied more effectively.

Before the restart in Chambord, however, Norbord must still complete the installations of equipment within the scope of a modernisation project that has been under way for some time now. The measures introduced to reduce bottlenecks in the areas of drying and finishing will increase the annual capacity from the previous 470m sqft to 550m sqft. According to Norbord, following ramping-up of the modernised facility Chambord will be one of the most cost-effective locations in the entire group.

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