West Fraser Georgia Lumber Mill Construction On Track

With progress on West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.’s new lumber manufacturing complex in Dudley, GA, on track to be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2021, the company will wind down operations at its legacy site. Once fully operational, the new site annual production capacity will increase by 170 million board feet to 270 million board feet, expected to be achieved over the next several years. The company’s OSB mill in Chambord, QC, has started the ramp up towards its stated annual production capacity of 550 million square feet of OSB ⅜-inch basis), which typically takes 18 to 24 months. After re-investment and with a strong available labour force and committed wood supply in the region, the Chambord mill is expected to be among the company’s lowest cost OSB operations once fully ramped up. In additional news, Norbord, which was acquired by West Fraser in February, has made an application to the Ontario Securities Commission to cease to be a reporting issuer in all the provinces and territories of Canada.