LAVAL, QUE — Uniboard, a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, announced that its Mont-Laurier, QUE, facility has been certified by the Composite Panel Assn. to meet California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 emissions standards for the production of MDF panels.

“The certification of our Mont-Laurier mill is one of the final steps towards bringing our full North American operations into compliance with CARB Phase 2,” said Lise Plante, product manager at Uniboard. “This certification sets us apart from our competitors and signals to our customers that they can continue to count on Uniboard to meet their needs once the new regulations come into effect.”

Enforcement of the new standards takes effect Jan. 1, 2011. With this certification, the Mont-Laurier mill joins the company’s Sayabec and Val-d’Or mills in Quebec, as well as its Moncure, NC, particleboard production facility, which are already in compliance with CARB Phase 2 standards. The Mont-Laurier mill is also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) by the Composite Panel Assn.

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