We believe that health and safety at the workplace are pillars of excellence, and we make them a priority. Day in and day out, we strive to achieve zero accidents in all our facilities and to make Uniboard a rewarding place to work. At Uniboard, our H&S motto is simple: we want our employees to go home to their families in the same or better health than when they started their shift.
Respect for the environment underlines Uniboard's entire manufacturing process. Our environmental policy is based on the sustainable use of natural resources and has been implemeted with the health and well-being of our employees, customers and community in mind. Our environmental auditing program to stay abreast of changing rule and regulations, our product certifications and our world class leadership in the development of GREEN products are the hallmarks of our stewarship program.
At Uniboard, innovation is about finding creative solutions that make a difference and guides us to always stay one step ahead. Whether it is related to new technologies or developing innovative world class products, we are commited to setting the standard for our industry.
Since Uniboard's beginning in 1982, customer satisfaction has been a founding cornerstone of our company. Being responsive, commited and dedicated coupled with creating customer value through innovative technologies, superior quality and outstanding service is the driving force behind our customer experience.
Our business has been built on openess and trust whether we are dealing with our business partners or our employees. Integrity, honesty and commitment are fundamental to our culture. Listening and being open to ideas are absolute priorities within our culture that will drive each individual and their talents.
Adoption of our core values is essential in executing and ensuring a work environment that supports the company's objectives and inspires employees to new levels of productivity while achieving their professional goals. We empower our people to maximize their contributions and to embody the entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time respecting collaboration and teamwork to realize opportunities and drive performance.
We act upon our goals both vigorously and consciously to make improvements and to keep our cost in line. Focus, responsability and perseverance are at the center of our philosophy and help us to create a better and more efficient work environment.
Innovation and modern European production technology were brought to North America when Uniboard opened the first fully integrated particleboard and TFL manufacturing facility in 1982. Located in Sayabec, Quebec, the Sayabec mill started with a state-of-the-art particleboard line and two TFL presses. Total production capacity at the time was 130 million square feet ofparticleboard and 60 million square feet of TFL
Uniboard acquired a particleboard mill in Val d’Or, Quebec to significantly increase its production capacity. The Val d’Or acquisition adds 200 million square feet of raw particleboard.
Uniboard opens Canada’s first MDF mill with North America’s first continuous MDF press in Mont-Laurier, Quebec, putting the facility at the leading edge of technology. Mont-Laurier capacity adds 50 million square feet of MDF product to Uniboard’s portfolio.
Uniboard furthers its vertical integration with the construction of Unires in Val d’Or to manufacture resins for its panel operations.
Uniboard invests $120 million in a new MDF manufacturing plant. The MDF mill at La Baie, Quebec becomes the first North American facility to use a 10’ wide, 111.5’ long continuous MDF press, establishing Uniboard as the leader in the North America’s MDF arena. Total capacity of approximately 150 million square feet of MDF per year.
Uniboard developes the first Synchronized/EIR technology, a world first in laminate pressing technology. Uniboard leads the market by announcing the construction of North America's first large scale laminate flooring division to be completed in 2000. Total capacity of the new facility is approximately 130 million square feet per year.
Uniboard improves its Sayabec facility with the installation of a 10’ wide continuous particleboard press and a 5th TFL press. The new particleboard line adds approximately 300 million square feet of additional capacity of raw particleboard and approximately 50 million square feet of TFL products.
Uniboard more than doubles its milling capacity at the Laval flooring plant by installing a new milling line capable of milling narrow planks, 4 side v-grooving capabilities as well as in-line attached soundblock.
Uniboard invests in a melamine press at its Val d’Or mill, significantly increasing its value-added product offering and TFL leadership position. The addition of the TFL press adds approximately 50 million square feet to Uniboard’s TFL annual capacity and provides a one-stop shop concept for its customers.
Uniboard continues to lead the industry on the innovation forefront: an investment of $6 million to modernize TFL press #3 in Sayabec, doubling its capacity and increasing its flexibility to produce Uniboard’s line of signature TFL finishes; the first commercial launch of synchronized EIR panels produced at our Laval, Quebec facility; and the launch of NU Green Soya®, one of the most environmentally friendly panel products in the world.
Uniboard announces approximately $90 million investment for three of its manufacturing facilities ranging from a $53 million investment in new dryer technology at its Val d’Or mill to a $24 million investment at its Sayabec facility for the TFL press #6 capable of deep double-sided synchronized technology and a $8 million investment in microwave technology at its Mont-Laurier facility. These investments will all come to fruition by early 2017.
Uniboard completes the most innovative product launch in the North America TFL arena at the IWF trade fair: it launched its second Synchro/EIR finish, Riviera Oak, with a deep embossed texture called Sequoia. and a linen plate called Calico, a ''1st'' for a North American TFL manufacturer. The new finishes are complemented by 17 new colour additions to the Uniboard TFL palette making Uniboard’s line the most comprehensive TFL product in North America as a result of our 25 million investment in press #6 in our Sayabec facility.
Particleboard, laminated particleboard and laminated MDF
Particleboard, laminated particleboard and laminated MDF
Located on the eastern tip of Quebec, the Sayabec mill is Uniboard®’s largest particleboard manufacturing facility. The facility produces multiple grades,thicknesses and sizes of particleboard melamine panels and has an annual production capacity of more than 435 million square feet (650 000 m³), 5/8 inch basis.
Located in Western Quebec, the Val-d’Or mill is positioned in close proximity to many of Quebec’s major logging companies. The facility produces multiple grades, thicknesses and sizes of particleboard as well as value-added melamine panels and has an annual production capacity of 226 million square feet (400 000 m³), ¾ inch basis.
Located in Southern Quebec, just north-west of Montreal, the Mont-Laurier MDF mill is well positioned to service markets across Ontario, Quebec and Northeastern U.S.A. This facility produces multiple grades, thicknesses and sizes of MDF/HDF panels with an annual production capacity of 220 million square feet (150 000 m³), on 5/8 and 3/4 basis.
Resin and formaldehyde
Melamine, laminated flooring and engineered flooring
Located in Val-d'Or, The Unires mill specializes in the production of different types of glue and resin that enables the manufacture of the panels.
Located on the North Shore of Montreal, the Laval mill, in Quebec, specializes in the production of laminate florring. This facility has an annual production capacity of over 160 million square feet (15M m³) allows to produce floors of various thicknesses and sizes.