LAVAL, QC, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Building on the success of the recent Microwave project with a 7-million-dollar investment in 2016, Uniboard announces an $18 million investment to further modernize and expand its plant at Mont Laurier.
Continuing on the theme of innovation, the new dryer configuration will use the state-of-the art technology and connect with Uniboard's innovative gas treatment system. The project leverages proprietary expertise in clean air technology and reduction of green-house gas emissions. This new process will significantly reduce the company's CO2 emissions, in addition to increasing the plant's production capacity.
''Innovation in our production processes is a key element of Uniboard's approach to operational excellence. With this investment we are continuing our commitment to growth as demonstrated also by our recent modernisation and expansion announcements at Val d'Or and Sayabec,'' underlines James N. Hogg, President and CEO of Uniboard.
''The upgrade to a new generation dryer will not only allow us to increase productivity but also to further the positioning of our plant as the leader in MDF in North America,'' adds Sebastien Coté, plant director of Uniboard Mont-Laurier.
Uniboard's Mont Laurier's MDF is renowned for its outstanding properties and its adapted solutions with such grades as Excel+®, Excel and Nu Green®. Mont Laurier's MDF is also the substrate for Uniboard's industry leading thermally fused laminate (TFL) line available throughout North America.
Uniboard Canada Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, having an installed capacity of over 660 million square feet of raw particleboard, high and medium-density fiberboard, of which over 50% is converted into value-added thermally fused laminates. Its mills are located in Sayabec, Val-d'Or, Mont-Laurier and Laval and employ over 800 people. Uniboard's products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet, furniture, office, home renovation and construction industries. Uniboard is renowned for having one of the most extensive product portfolios of engineered wood products in North America, ranging from deep embossed and synchronized TFL textures to ultra-light MDF. Uniboard, the innovator in decorative composite wood products, has been redefining wood for 35 years. For more information, please visit: www.uniboard.com.
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For further information: Media Contact: James N. Hogg, President and CEO, Uniboard Canada Inc., 1 800 263-5240, Email: email@example.com