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Uniboard’s Plant Modernization Program Progressing as Planned

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Uniboard announced the third and final phase of its modernization program for its particleboard and TFL mill in June 2022 with a total project investment of $350 million. 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 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.

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