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UNIBOARD’S MONT-LAURIER, QUÉBEC PLANT EARNS FSC CERTIFICATION

Laval, Québec, December 14, 2009 – Uniboard, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that its plant in Mont-Laurier, Québec has been issued a Chain of Custody (COC) Certificate Multi-site by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) SW-COC 002726.
“FSC certification is the industry’s environmental gold standard and this achievement underlines Uniboard’s ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices,” said Lise Plante Product Manager, Panel Business Unit. “Uniboard now has five plants that are FSC certified including our Val d’Or and Sayabec plants in Québec, our Fostoria plant in Ohio, our Moncure plant in North Carolina and now, our plant in Mont-Laurier.”
FSC is an international non-profit organization designed to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.  As part of Uniboard’s continued efforts to increase sustainability, this certification acknowledges the company’s commitment to meet the world’s highest production standards. The FSC mark allows consumers the comfort of knowing their cabinetry; furniture or any other manufactured wood product is the result of eco-friendly policies.
The Mont-Laurier plant is also certified under the EPP 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 reports annual sales at over $550 million CDN and Uniboard employs over 1,000 people. 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.
Contact: %u2028Lise Plante, Product Manager, Panel Business Unit %u2028(450) 973-7270 

12/14/09

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