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Ainsworth to construct OSB facility


September 19, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Ainsworth Lumber has signed an agreement with the British Columbia government to salvage up to 10.5 million cubic m…

Ainsworth Lumber has signed an agreement with the British Columbia government to salvage up to 10.5 million cubic metres of mountain pine beetle-attacked timber for oriented strand board production.

The non-replaceable forest license allows annual harvesting of 700,000 cubic metres from the Quesnel timber supply area, for a total of 15 years. According to terms of this agreement, harvesting cannot get under way before substantial progress has been made on the completion of either a new or expanded OSB facility.

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Ainsworth is looking to construct a state-of-the-art OSB manufacturing facility in the Quesnel-Prince George region of B.C.’s central interior.

A definitive area, or construction schedule have yet to be decided.


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