Norbord to Restart Chambord Quebec OSB Mill in Spring of 2021

Norbord, in a press release today (12/14), announced as part of their flexible operating strategy and in response to increased customer demand that they intend to restart production at their Chambord, Quebec OSB mill in the spring of 2021. Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord’s President & CEO, said in a statement prepared for the news release, “Norbord acquired the Chambord mill in 2016 with the intention to one day return it to production, and we are pleased that conditions now allow us to do just that. The mill is well aligned with our business strategy and is well situated for sales into the northeast region. We have made significant investments and upgrades to position it as an important part of our portfolio, and the Chambord mill will be a meaningful contributor to our ability to meet our customers’ needs. The Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region has a rich wood products history, and we look forward to becoming a more significant part of this community.” When fully operational, Norbord expects Chambord to employ approximately 120 people. The Chambord mill has a total stated annual production capacity of 550 million square feet (3/8-inch basis) and has been curtailed since 2008.

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NORBORD TO RESUME PRODUCTION AT CHAMBORD, QC OSB MILL IN SPRING 2021 AS PART OF FLEXIBLE OPERATING STRATEGY TO MEET STRONG CUSTOMER DEMAND