TORONTO, May 3, 2010 /CNW/ - Norbord Inc. (TSX: NBD, NBD.WT) today announced that it has donated oriented strand board (OSB) to America's Development Foundation (ADF) to build durable shelters for displaced earthquake victims in Haiti. Norbord's contribution will be used to build 700 shelters for approximately 4,200 people living in the rural region of Petit-Goave, Haiti.
"Norbord is proud to play a role in the re-building efforts underway in Haiti," said Barrie Shineton, President and CEO. "The shelters being built by ADF will provide solid cover for families for at least three years, giving them time to develop more permanent housing solutions. These shelters can also be easily enhanced and developed by their owners to increase the shelter lifetime. It's a small step, but hopefully one that makes a big difference in the Petit-Goave community."
"Norbord's donation will have an immediate impact on the quality of life for hundreds of Haitian families," said Michael Miller, President of ADF. "In addition to the building materials, Norbord has also provided essential logistics support and has taken it upon themselves to ensure that their panels make it safely into Haiti. Their work on this project has been significant and it is appreciated."
America's Development Foundation Profile
America's Development Foundation is a U.S. non profit charitable organization with 30 years experience working in over 35 countries of the world. ADF has 25 years experience working in Haiti and is an officially registered NGO organization in Haiti. Since the earthquake in Haiti, ADF's other humanitarian services have included the provision of food, emergency shelter for displaced populations and a school in the Petit Goave.
Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of $1.0 billion, employing approximately 1,950 people at 14 plant locations in the United States, Europe and Canada. Norbord is one of the world's largest producers of oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard (MDF) and related value-added products. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NBD and NBD.WT.
For further information: For further information: Anita Veel, Director, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, Norbord Inc., Tel. (416) 365-0705, [email protected]; Michael Miller, President, America's Development Foundation, Tel. (703) 836-2717, [email protected]