Ontario Invests In Wawa OSB Mill

The Ontario government is providing a grant of up to $15 million over four years to Wawa OSB Inc. through the Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program to support a new state-of-the-art plant that will produce oriented strand board (OSB), an important material for building new homes. This investment in Wawa, ON, will build a stronger forestry sector, create jobs, and bring economic growth to northern and Indigenous communities. Ontario has a competitive advantage over other jurisdictions in the production of OSB because of its abundance of low-grade poplar and birch. Wawa OSB Inc. is investing $181 million to build the province’s third OSB manufacturing facility which will expand Ontario’s OSB production capacity to satisfy growing demand for building materials in Canada and the U.S.