Following a £95m reinvestment in its manufacturing facility, Norbord has officially opened its new Inverness OSB Mill.
The facility now features continuous press technology and once fully operational will nearly double its existing production. The move is in response to the growing demand for OSB in markets across the United Kingdom and Europe.
“Demand for OSB is increasing rapidly and this investment will ensure we can continue to meet customers’ needs and remain at the forefront of the European industry,” said Karl Morris, Managing Director, Norbord Europe and a Senior Vice President of the company.
He continued: “Our SterlingOSB product manufactured in Inverness is the UK’s leading OSB brand, and with direct road, rail and port access the reinvested mill will be in an even better position to efficiently serve our customers across the UK and Europe.”
Built in the early 1980s, the Inverness mill – at Morayhill, on the outskirts of the city – was the first in Europe to manufacture OSB, and was also the first OSB plant in Europe to receive Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation.
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