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.