COVER STORY – Arauco Grayling Comes Alive –

GRAYLING, Michigan – When Arauco North America announced it would be building a greenfield particleboard plant in north-central Michigan there was a collective gasp from the composite panel producing community.

The last greenfield particleboard plant in North America started up in 2001, compliments of Willamette Industries (which became Weyerhaeuser, which became Flakeboard, which sold to none other than Arauco).