Norbord Inc. (Norbord) has announced the successful completion of its OSB plant expansion in Cordele, Georgia. The construction of this US$135 million project on a second OSB line at Norbord Cordele had commenced in May 2005. The project was delivered on track for start-up in December 2006, creating one of the largest and most efficient OSB manufacturing facilities in the world.
Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd. (Cogent) successfully completed the industrial automation and system integration for the entire expansion. Cogent’s proven project execution methodology and technology implementation ensured a fast start-up with low risk at Cordele OSB and helped further strengthen Norbord’s position as a low cost-OSB producer.
Ric Bowman, Project Manager – Norbord Cordele Georgia OSB said: “Cogent provided Norbord with a quality solution for the expansion of our Cordele Georgia OSB mill. Cogent’s project team are some of the most committed and professional specialists I have ever had the pleasure of working with; they delivered beyond our expectations.”
Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of $1.3 billion. Norbord employs approximately 2,700 people at 16 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 fiberboard (MDF), hardwood plywood, I-joists and related value-added products. Norbord is a publicly-traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NBD.
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