UNIBOARD'S FOSTORIA PLANT IN OHIO EARNS FSC CERTIFICATION
Laval, Québec (January, 8 2009) – Uniboard, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that its plant in Fostoria, Ohio has been issued a Chain of Custody (COC) Certificate by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
“The certification of our Fostoria plant continues to showcase Uniboard’s commitment to eco-friendly policies,” said Lise Plante Product Manager, Panel Business Unit. “Uniboard now has three plants FSC certified, our Val d’Or and Sayabec plants in Quebec and our Fostoria plant in Ohio. The Moncure plant in North Carolina, will be FSC certified in early 2009.
The FSC is an International organization that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible management of the world’s forests. From a customer perspective, the FSC label represents a promise that is being made to achieve FSC standard and consumers can feel safe in knowing that their cabinets, furniture or any manufactured wood product is the result of eco-friendly policies.
The Fostoria plant is also certified under the EPP Downstream program with the Composite Panel Association (CPA) and meets the requirement of California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 1.
About Uniboard (a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG)
Uniboard is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of over 900 million square feet of raw particleboard, high density and medium density fiber board, of which over 50% is converted into value added melamine and laminated flooring products. Uniboard is the the only producer of laminated flooring products in Canada. Its annual sales exceed $550 million and it employs close to 1,400 employees. 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.
For further information, please contact either
Lise Plante Product Manager 450 973-7270
Or your Sales Representative08/01/09