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Norbord reducing oriented strand board production at Georgia mill

One line at the two-line mill will operate on a reduced schedule starting on Sept. 5.

August 29, 2019   by CP STAFF

Norbord’s Durastrand flooring.
Photo: Norbord

TORONTO — Norbord Inc. says it is reducing production at an oriented strand board mill in Cordele, Ga., due to poor market conditions.

One line at the two-line mill will operate on a reduced schedule starting on Sept. 5.

The Toronto-based company says US homebuilding has been pulling back since the fall of last year and that has meant lower-than-anticipated OSB demand.

The Cordele mill has total stated annual production capacity of 1,040 million square feet.

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The reduced production schedule will affect approximately 12% of the mill’s available capacity.

Norbord has 17 plant locations in the US, Canada and Europe.