Oriented strand board sales and a weaker Canadian dollar drove Norbord Inc. earnings to $61 million for the first quarter of 2016 versus $16 million in the first quarter of 2015. An OSB press will be moved from Alberta to Inverness, Scotland.
Fourteen composite panel facilities and one corporation as a whole were recognized for their safety achievements during the Composite Panel Association's annual spring meeting held last week in Tucson, Arizona.
Jeff Johnson is Timber Products’ new Vice President of Composites and Strategic Planning. We’re excited to welcome him to the team as we integrate the particle board division of SierraPine (operating as Ampine, a division of Timber Products Company) into our particle board offerings. We recently caught up with Jeff to talk about trends, applications and what’s in store for 2016.
The investigation into last month's explosion that rocked the WestPine MDF facility in Quesnel, British Columbia, is ongoing, with WorkSafeBC reporting that it may be months before a conclusion is reached.
Capacity for the North American composite panel industry is expected to increase 4.21 percent in 2016, driven by increased demand for engineered wood for use in cabinetry, furniture, flooring and other products.