Mission, vision & values

OUR MISSION

Redefining WoodTM

 

OUR VISION

  • Promoting an industry leading safety culture
  • Reaching operational excellence in terms of quality, cost and reliability through technology and know how
  • Setting the standard in innovation of our products
  • Leading the industry in sustainable development
  • Providing an outstanding customer experience
  • Outperforming the industry in growth


OUR VALUES

  Health and Safety

Protecting our employees through robust health and safety policies and practices is essential to our operations. Clean, healthy and safe working environments which prevent work-related injury and illness lead to strong safety records which is good for our employees and good for our business.

  Customer Experience

Being responsive, committed and dedicated coupled with creating customer value through innovative technologies, superior quality and outstanding service is the driving force behind our customer experience.

  Innovation

Innovation is about finding creative solutions that make a difference and guide us to always stay one step ahead.

  Respect

Listening and being open to ideas are absolute priorities within our culture and are fundamental cornerstones in the development of our employees’ talents.

  Empowerment

We support an entrepreneurial work environment that allows employees to maximize their contributions and achieve their professional goals. We respect and value collaboration and  teamwork to  realize  opportunities that drive performance towards company objectives.

  Discipline

Our business strategy is driven by a clear of set goals and action plans  which are both vigorously and consciously acted upon. Responsibility, cost control and continuous improvements are at the center of our operating philosophy.

  Environmental Stewardship

Our environmental policy is based on the sustainable use of natural resources and has been implemented with the health and well-being of our employees, customers and community in mind.  Our environmental auditing program, product certifications and world class leadership in the development of green products are hallmarks of our stewardship program. 

​Our history

1982

Innovation and modern European production technology were brought to North America when Uniboard opened the first fully integrated particleboard and TFL manufacturing facility in 1982. Located in Sayabec, Quebec, the Sayabec mill started with a state-of-the-art particleboard line and two TFL presses. Total production capacity at the time was 130 million square feet ofparticleboard and 60 million square feet of TFL

1986

Uniboard acquired a particleboard mill in Val d’Or, Quebec to significantly increase its production capacity. The Val d’Or acquisition adds 200 million square feet of raw particleboard.

1987

Uniboard opens Canada’s first MDF mill with North America’s first continuous MDF press in Mont-Laurier, Quebec, putting the facility at the leading edge of technology. Mont-Laurier capacity adds 50 million square feet of MDF product to Uniboard’s portfolio. 

1988

Uniboard furthers its vertical integration with the construction of Unires in Val d’Or to manufacture resins for its panel operations.

1996

Uniboard invests $120 million in a new MDF manufacturing plant. The MDF mill at La Baie, Quebec becomes the first North American facility to use a 10’ wide, 111.5’ long continuous MDF press, establishing Uniboard as the leader in the North America’s MDF arena. Total capacity of approximately 150 million square feet of MDF per year. 

1998

Uniboard developes the first Synchronized/EIR technology, a world first in laminate pressing technology. Uniboard leads the market by announcing the construction of North America's first large scale laminate flooring division to be completed in 2000. Total capacity of the new facility is approximately 130 million square feet per year.

2001

Uniboard improves its Sayabec facility with the installation of a 10’ wide continuous particleboard press and a 5th TFL press. The new particleboard line adds approximately 300 million square feet of additional capacity of raw particleboard and approximately 50 million square feet of TFL products. 

2006

Uniboard more than doubles its milling capacity at the Laval flooring plant by installing a new milling line capable of milling narrow planks, 4 side v-grooving capabilities as well as in-line attached soundblock. 

2009

Uniboard invests in a melamine press at its Val d’Or mill, significantly increasing its value-added product offering and TFL leadership position. The addition of the TFL press adds approximately 50 million square feet to Uniboard’s TFL annual capacity and provides a one-stop shop concept for its customers.

2013

Uniboard continues to lead the industry on the innovation forefront: an investment of $6 million to modernize TFL press #3 in Sayabec, doubling its capacity and increasing its flexibility to produce Uniboard’s line of signature TFL finishes; the first commercial launch of synchronized EIR panels produced at our Laval, Quebec facility; and the launch of NU Green Soya®, one of the most environmentally friendly panel products in the world.

2015

Uniboard announces approximately $90 million investment for three of its manufacturing facilities ranging from a $53 million investment in new dryer technology at its Val d’Or mill to a $24 million investment at its Sayabec facility for the TFL press #6 capable of deep double-sided synchronized technology and a $8 million investment in microwave technology at its Mont-Laurier facility. These investments will all come to fruition by early 2017.

2016

Uniboard completes the most innovative product launch in the North America TFL arena at the IWF trade fair: it launched its second Synchro/EIR finish, Riviera Oak, with a deep embossed texture called Sequoia. and a linen plate called Calico, a ''1st'' for a North American TFL manufacturer.  The new finishes are complemented by 17 new colour additions to the Uniboard TFL palette making Uniboard’s line the most comprehensive TFL product in North America as a result of our 25 million investment in press #6 in our Sayabec facility.

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Our facilities

 

Sayabec

Particleboard, laminated particleboard and laminated MDF

 

Val-d'Or

Particleboard, laminated particleboard and laminated MDF

 

Mont-Laurier

MDF, HDF

Sayabec

Located on the eastern tip of Quebec, the Sayabec mill is Uniboard®’s largest particleboard manufacturing facility. The facility produces multiple grades,thicknesses and sizes of particleboard melamine panels and has an annual production capacity of more than 435 million square feet (650 000 m³), 5/8 inch basis.

  • Capacity
    650 000 m3
  • Products
    Particleboard, laminated particleboard and laminated MDF
  • Location
    152 Pouliot Road
    Sayabec, Quebec G0J 3K0
    Canada
  • Press Size
    8' x 115 single opening press, 10' continuous press
  • Wood Species
    Fir, spruce, maple, birch
  • Density
    570 kg/m3 à 700 kg/m3 (36 - 44 lb/pi3)
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Val-d'Or

Located in Western Quebec, the Val-d’Or mill is positioned in close proximity to many of Quebec’s major logging companies. The facility produces multiple grades, thicknesses and sizes of particleboard as well as value-added melamine panels and has an annual production capacity of 226 million square feet (400 000 m³), ¾ inch basis.

  • Capacity
    400 000 m3
  • Products
    Particleboard, laminated particleboard and laminated MDF
  • Location
    2700 boul. Jean-Jacques Cossette
    Val-d'Or, Quebec J9P 5G6
    Canada
  • Press Size
    8'x 20' (10 multiopening press)
  • Wood Species
    Black spruce, pine, birch
  • Density
    600kg/m3 à 700 kg/m3 (37.5 - 44 lb/pi3)
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Mont-Laurier

Located in Southern Quebec, just north-west of Montreal, the Mont-Laurier MDF mill is well positioned to service markets across Ontario, Quebec and Northeastern U.S.A. This facility produces multiple grades, thicknesses and sizes of MDF/HDF panels with an annual production capacity of 220 million square feet (150 000 m³), on 5/8 and 3/4 basis.

  • Capacity
    150 000 m3
  • Products
    MDF, HDF
  • Location
    845 rue Jean-Baptiste-Reid
    Mont-Laurier, Quebec J9L 3W3
    Canada
  • Press Size
    9' continuous press
  • Wood Species
    Spruce, pine, fir, birch
  • Density
    600kg/m3 à 950 kg/m3 (37.5 - 59 lb/pi3)
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Unires

Resin and formaldehyde

 

Laval

Melamine, laminated flooring and engineered flooring

Unires

Located in Val-d'Or, The Unires mill specializes in the production of different types of glue and resin that enables the manufacture of the panels.

  • Capacity
    56 000 TM Formaldehyde, 70 000 TM UF Resin
  • Products
    Resin and formaldehyde
  • Location
    970 rue de l'Echo
    Val-d'Or, Quebec J9P 6L1
    Canada
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Laval

Located on the North Shore of Montreal, the Laval mill, in Quebec, specializes in the production of laminate florring. This facility has an annual production capacity of over 160 million square feet (15M m³) allows to produce floors of various thicknesses and sizes.

  • Capacity
    120 million square feet for floor products
  • Products
    Melamine, laminated flooring and engineered flooring
  • Location
    5555, Ernest-Cormier Street
    Laval, Quebec H7C 2S9
    Canada
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