UNIBOARD® VAL-D'OR PARTICLEBOARD PLANT MODERNIZATION PROGRAM GOING TO PLAN
Laval, Québec – June 6 2023 – Uniboard is proud to annouce that Val-d’Or Particleboard Plant Modernization Program Going to Plan!
In June 2022, Uniboard announced the third phase of its modernization program for its particleboard and TFL mill, a total project investment of $350 million. Uniboard split the project into 3 phases. Over $100 million were invested in Phase 1 and Phase 2, which were completed in 2017 and 2020 respectively. Uniboard broke ground on Phase 3 in September of 2022.
The first part of Phase 3 is a new distribution complex, which will be operational in August 2023. The construction of the building for the new 10-foot wide continuous press and finishing line has started in June 2023. Installation of the new particleboard line will begin in early 2024 and is expected to come on stream in the first Quarter of 2025. The new line will expand Val-d’Or’s annual particleboard production capacity from 360,000 M3 (205 million square feet) to 550,000 M3 (310 million square feet). The line will offer a wide range of panel formats and thicknesses opening up new sales opportunities and applications for its customers.
Val-d’Or uses 100% post-industrial wood residuals primarily sourced from black spruce softwood, renowned for making a light colored panel with exceptional machining and cutting properties. Val-d’Or is also an FSC chain-of-custody certified facility.
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, thermally fused laminates (TFL) and high-pressure laminates (HPL). Its mills are located in Sayabec, Val-d’Or and Mont-Laurier and employ over 800 people. Uniboard’s products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet, furniture, office, home renovation and construction industries. Uniboard is renowned for having one of the most extensive product portfolios of interior and exterior design solutions for decoration and construction 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 40 years. For more information, please visit: www.uniboard.com.
VP Marketing and Sales US
Uniboard Canada Inc.
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