Chambord Is The Comeback Kid

 

West Fraser Timber reports its OSB mill in Chambord, Quebec has completed commissioning and panels are being produced and shipped to customers. The Chambord mill is ramping up toward its stated annual production capacity of 550MMSF. After significant reinvestment and with a strong available labor force and committed wood supply in the region, the Chambord mill is expected to be among the company’s lowest cost OSB operations.

West Fraser acquired the Chambord mill earlier this year as part of its acquisition of Norbord, Inc., which included 17 plant locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Norbord had earlier announced it intended to restart production at Chambord.

Norbord had taken ownership of the Chambord mill in 2016 as part of an OSB mill swap with LP, with LP assuming Norbord’s OSB mill in Val-d’Or, Quebec. Both mills had been curtailed for a number of years. The Chambord OSB mill was curtailed by LP in 2008.

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