LAVAL, QC, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ - Uniboard®, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, is pleased to celebrate the official launch of its Moncure MDF mill in North Carolina to be held on October 28. In February 2010, Uniboard started operations at its Moncure MDF facility becoming one of North America's largest manufacturers of MDF and HDF products. To celebrate this milestone, Uniboard will formally launch the opening of this mill by inviting its customers to come "Play with the Leader". During this exclusive event, guests will tour the new facility, witness its production capabilities first-hand and participate in a series of keynote addresses.
"From beginning to end, guests will be amazed by the plant's output capacity and technology and will leave with a lasting impression of Uniboard's commitment to our customers and to industry innovation," said James Hogg, President and CEO of Uniboard. "We look forward to welcoming our customers, vendor partners and government representatives at our Moncure MDF facility to showcase all that Uniboard has to offer. Our 340,000 square foot facility is at the forefront of technology and flexibility and is capable of servicing the eastern United States market. The official launch event will celebrate the mill's advanced production capacity and processes and will highlight the ONE-STOP-SHOP capabilities of the Moncure site.
Uniboard Moncure is the largest MDF/HDF production line in North America and the Company's first MDF facility in the United States. In addition to producing MDF and HDF panels in a variety of grades and sizes, the Moncure mega-site also includes particleboard and thermofused melamine panels production facilities making Uniboard Moncure a true ONE-STOP-SHOP facility for distributors; manufacturers of kitchen cabinetry; office and residential furniture; store fixtures; flooring; and molding.
Uniboard Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG, is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of over 1.1 billion square feet of raw particleboard, high density and medium density fiberboard, of which over 50% is converted into value added melamine and laminated flooring products. Its products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet industry, the furniture industry, the renovation and construction industries, as well as to the floor covering industry. Uniboard is the largest supplier of thermofused melamine panels in North America. More information at: www.uniboard.com
SDAX-listed Pfleiderer AG (ISIN DE 0006764749) is one of the world's leading producers of engineered wood. The company employs approximately 5,600 people and operates 22 sites in North America, Western and Eastern Europe producing engineered wood, surface finished products and laminate flooring. Pfleiderer is a preferred partner of the furniture industry, specialist and home improvement stores, and interior design suppliers. In fiscal year 2009, the Group generated consolidated revenues of approximately €1.4 billion and EBITDA after restructuring costs of approximately €100 million. More information at: www.pfleiderer.com
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