Norbord Inc. reported that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta, Canada, has temporarily suspended production due to the wild fires burning nearby in the region and in order to comply with evacuation orders in the town of High Level.
All non-essential mill employees have been safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported. At this time, Norbord is assessing the impact to its production schedule. The mill was secure at the time of evacuation.
The High Level, Alberta mill has a stated annual production capacity of 860 million square feet (3/8-inch basis) and has been ramping up toward full production since resuming operations in late 2013.
Norbord Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB).