Tafisa Provides Update After Explosion at Its Lac-Mégantic, QC, Particleboard Facility

Due to the explosion at a particleboard line on June 14th at Tafisa’s Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, facility, some customers will be impacted and their orders delayed, Woodworking Network reported (6-21-24).

An action plan has been put in place that includes measures aimed at securing the site, supporting employees, including psychological support, analyzing the causes, assessing the damage, and establishing a sequence to restart operations.

Speaking about the incident, Tafisa Vice President of Sales and Marketing Pierre-Luc Bérubé said the line will be stopped for several weeks during the repair process.

“We are contacting each client one by one to provide the information regarding their order file,” Bérubé told Woodworking Newtwork. The explosion, which injured no one and is still under investigation, was isolated to particleboard line #2. Particleboard line #1 was not affected.

A new thermally fused laminate (TFL) line #6, which was inaugurated in January, was not impacted. Operation on the TFL line resumed last Sunday, June 16th. Production of the company’s Lacquered Panels (LUMMIA) product is made in a new plant built next to the particleboard plant, so there was no impact on production.

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