Norbord reported that its OSB mill in 100 Mile House, British Columbia had temporarily suspended production due to the wild fires burning nearby in the region. According to the announcement, the action was taken in order to comply with evacuation orders in the 100 Mile House and surrounding areas. At the time of evacuation, the mill was secure.
At this time, Norbord is assessing the impact to its production schedule. All mill employees have been safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported.
The 100 Mile House mill has a stated annual production capacity of 440 million square feet (3/8-inch basis).
The company is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of around USD 1.8 billion, employing approximately 2,600 people at 17 plant locations in the United States, Europe and Canada. Norbord is one of the world’s largest producers of oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard (MDF) and related value-added products.