Uniboard Engages Customers With Third Edition of Innovative Training Program
Laval, Québec (May 11, 2010) - Uniboard, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, held its third edition of Uniboard Academy on May 5 and 6, 2010. Uniboard Academy, the Company’s signature information and product training seminar event, was initially piloted in June 2009 and has been a major hit among customers and distributors ever since.
The session, held at Uniboard’s Moncure, North Carolina mega-site, was designed to further educate customers on the Company’s engineered wood products and manufacturing processes in a stimulating and hands-on environment.
“Following the pattern of the first two Uniboard Academy sessions, we decided to keep the group small so that it would remain very personalized and intimate,” said Don Raymond, VP Marketing, Uniboard. “This program has been a huge success for the Company because it gives us a chance to meet face-to-face with our customers, get their insights and answer the questions that are important to them.”
Twenty-five of Uniboard’s top customers and distributors were invited and attended the session, which featured a comprehensive tour of the Company’s Moncure operations, including the particleboard and thermofused melamine plant as well as the new state-of-the-art Moncure MDF facility. Attendees were educated on Uniboard’s entire product portfolio ranging from particleboard, medium and high-density fiberboard to thermofused melamine panels as well as the Company’s line of NU Green NAUF products.
“The goal was to give our customers a truly one-of-a-kind brand experience and equip our distribution partners with the information and tools necessary to increase their sales of Uniboard products,” added Raymond. “In the end, everyone walked away with a better understanding of our products and got a first-hand opportunity to witness the care and precision that goes into making them.’’
Following the seminar, all attendees were presented with a Uniboard Academy diploma confirming the invaluable experience and knowledge gained on the Company’s engineered wood products.
Uniboard Inc., a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG, is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of over 1.1 billion square feet of raw particleboard, high density and medium density fiberboard, of which over 50% is converted into value added melamine and laminated flooring products. Its products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet industry, the furniture industry, the renovation and construction industries, as well as to the floor covering industry. Uniboard is the largest supplier of thermofused melamine panels in North America. More information at: www.uniboard.com
MDAX-listed Pfleiderer AG (ISIN DE 0006764749) is one of the world’s leading producers of engineered wood. The company employs approximately 5,600 people and operates 22 sites in North America, Western and Eastern Europe producing engineered wood, surface finished products and laminate flooring. Pfleiderer is a preferred partner of the furniture industry, specialist and home improvement stores, and interior design suppliers. In fiscal year 2009, the Group generated consolidated revenues of approximately €1.4 billion and EBITDA after restructuring costs of approximately €100 million. More information at: www.pfleiderer.com
Contact: Lise Plante, Product Manager, Uniboard (450) 973-7270 (450) 973-72705/11/10