As of the end of August, Arauco reported 1,526,355 total project hours completed since April 2017 at its particleboard plant under construction in Grayling, Mich. The company also reported the use of 802 contractors and the hiring of 175 employees. The plant is built on an 160 acre site. The main building is 820,000 SF. In addition to the particleboard production line, which will feature a 10 ft. wide by 52.5 m continuous press, the plant will operate two thermally fused laminating lines. The photo below was taken in September, showing the paved wood yard in the foreground. The facility has received its first load of FSC wood. (Photo courtesy of Arauco)