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Uniboard invests $7M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier plant

Manufacturer says wood fibre mat-preheating technology will boost productivity at the facility.

July 17, 2015   by PLANT Staff

LAVAL, Que. — Uniboard is investing $7 million to install a new wood fibre mat-preheating technology at its Mont-Laurier MDF plant to increase productivity.

The company says the process innovation is the first for a North American MDF facility. The Mont-Laurier plant employs 91 workers.

Uniboard Canada Inc. is a manufacturer of engineered wood products, with an installed capacity of over 640 million square feet of raw particleboard, high-density and medium-density fiberboard. Its mills in Val-d’Or, Sayabec, Mont-Laurier and Laval, Que. employ over 800 people.

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