Norbord Inc., announced today (11/5), that they are officially and permanently closing their oriented strandboard mill located in 100 Mile House British Columbia. Operations at the plant were suspended in early August 2019 and since then only a handful of workers have remained onsite for maintenance purposes. Norbord CEO Peter Wijnberge said in a news release that “Today we announce the permanent closure of the 100 Mile House mill in British Columbia, which will reduce Norbord’s North American stated capacity, as the ongoing wood supply shortage in that region makes the reopening of that mill uneconomic.” Wijnberge went onto say that “We are optimistic, but we also recognize that our business is cyclical and that it is not yet clear whether the worst of the pandemic is behind us.”
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Norbord announces permanent closure of 100 Mile House mill