Laval, Quebec - December 18, 2017 - Uniboard, the leader in North American decorative composite wood panels (TFL), celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Since its inception, Uniboard has set the pace in TFL and raw board innovation with the mission of Redefining Wood®.

It all began in Sayabec, in December 1982, when one of the largest particleboard and TFL facilities in North America produced its first panel. The Sayabec mill is now one of the most advanced raw board and TFL facilities in North America.

Following the initial investment in Sayabec, Uniboard acquired the particleboard mill in Val-d’Or (1986) and then opened North America’s first MDF mill in Mont-Laurier (1987). To supports its growth, integrated resin manufacturing was added in Val d’Or in the late 1980s.

In pursuit of excellence, value added products, cost leadership and customer service, Uniboard continued to make strategic investments in its business with the addition of a continuous particleboard line in Sayabec in 2001, a fifth melamine press to its Sayabec mill in 2001, the Laval added-value plant in 2002 and a melamine press in Val-d’Or in 2009.

A further milestone occurred in 2012 when Uniboard became a privately held Quebec entity. With the support of new ownership, a modernization plan of over $200 million investment has been achieved in the last 2 years, with such notable projects as its state of the art TFL Press 6 in Sayabec and its new dryer technology in Val-d’Or.
The 35 years of Uniboard established a unique value chain, supporting the development of the Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick forest products cluster on the supply side and a vast number of customers in distribution, kitchen cabinets, office furniture and construction industries throughout North America.  Uniboard employs large scale re-use and re-cycling of by-products and woodwaste, reducing the need for landfill which helps in capturing nearly 1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year in its products.

After 35 years, Uniboard is proud to employ some 850 highly qualified team members. At this moment of celebration we would like to thank all those who were with us in 1982, or who participated, in one way or another, in those first 35 years of innovation and success. Several festivities and events will be organized throughout 2018 to highlight the 35 years of the company.
About Uniboard®
Uniboard Canada Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, having an installed capacity of over 660 million square feet of raw particleboard, high and medium-density fiberboard, of which over 50% is converted into value-added thermally fused laminate, laminate flooring, engineered flooring and rigid core flooring products. Its mills are located in Sayabec, Val d’Or, Mont-Laurier and Laval and employ over 850 people. Uniboard’s products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet, furniture, office, home renovation, construction and floor covering industries. Uniboard is renowned for having one of the most extensive product portfolios of engineered wood products in North America, ranging from deep embossed and synchronized TFL textures to ultra-light MDF. Uniboard, the innovator in decorative composite wood products, has been redefining wood for 35 years. For more information, please visit:
James N. Hogg
President and CEO
Uniboard Canada Inc.
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