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Flakeboard Buys Three Mills

Flakeboard Buys Three Mills

Flakeboard America Ltd., a U.S. subsidiary of Arauco, is acquiring the U.S. panel assets of SierraPine, including three composite board plants: particleboard plants at Martell and Springfield Calif. and a MDF plant at Medford, Ore.

The acquisitions will enlarge the panel capacity of the Arauco plants in North America to 2 billion SF (3/4 in. basis) or 3.5 million m3.

Meanwhile SierraPine states it will permanently close its particleboard plant in Adel, Ga., which was built in 1965.

Arauco acquired Flakeboard’s seven composite board mills and Uniboard’s particleboard/MDF/laminate complex in Moncure, NC in 2012. The North American mills operate under the Flakeboard name.

The Medford plant opened as a division of Medco in 1975.

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