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.




Latest News

EPF Announces Leadership

At its General Assembly held on March 24 by videoconference, the European Wood-Based Panels Federation (EPF) unanimously elected Martin Brettenthaler, CEO of Swiss Krono Group, and Tobias Schindler…

Ligna Looks Ahead To 2023

The next Ligna in Hannover, Germany will be held May 15-19, 2023, following the announcement that the event planned for this September 27 to October 1 has been canceled due COVID-19 concerns. The event was originally scheduled for…

CPA Fall Meeting Location Change

With uncertainty around continued U.S.-Canadian border closures, Composite Panel Assn. has moved the 2021 Fall Meeting to Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va. to be held October 17-19. The meeting originally planned for…


Despite the worldwide pandemic and travel restrictions, Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF) will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in…

Find Us On Social


The monthly Panel World Industry Newsletter reaches over 3,000 who represent primary panel production operations.


Panel World is delivered six times per year to North American and international professionals, who represent primary panel production operations. Subscriptions are FREE to qualified individuals.


Complete the online form so we can direct you to the appropriate Sales Representative. Contact us today!