About Us

Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of $1.0 billion. We have 13 plant locations in the United States, Europe and Canada.

We manufacture OSB in the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition, we manufacture MDF, particleboard and furniture in Europe.

Fast Facts

Based in Toronto, Canada
Common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NBD:TSX)
Number of employees: 1,950
Operations:

  • 11 OSB mills
  • 1 MDF (medium density fibreboard) mill
  • 2 particleboard mills
  • 1 furniture plant

Applied Technology

Norbord’s technology group of scientists and engineers support our US, Canadian and European operations, contributing to our competitive strength in process and reliability improvement, product development and technology transfer.

Norbord’s technology staff is often found at various production facilities working as a team with mill personnel.

Norbord Technology is located at:
4960 Levy Street
Ville St. Laurent, Quebec
H4R 2P1

History

1987 Listed publicly on TSX as Noranda Forest Inc. (NF)
1988 Acquired Inverness OSB plant – UK´s first OSB operation
1989 Acquired Normick Perron sawmills and panel mills in northern Quebec and Ontario
1993 Divested 49% interest in MacMillan Bloedel for $594 million
1995 Completed construction on new greenfield OSB plant in Guntown, Mississippi, closely followed by a new OSB mill at La Sarre, Quebec
Formed joint venture with Glunz AG and became largest panel producer in UK
1998 Noranda Forest Inc. name changed to Nexfor Inc.
1999 Acquired 100% ownership in UK panel business
Sold 50% interest in Northwood Inc. for $170 million
2000 Opened OSB plant at Joanna, South Carolina
Acquired Juniper I-joist plant in New Brunswick
2001 Opened Barton OSB plant at Huguley, Alabama
2002 Acquired OSB mills in Cordele, Georgia; Jefferson, Texas;
Nacogdoches, Texas for $250 million
2003 Sold Quebec sawmills for pre-tax gain of $19 million
2004 Acquired remaining 50% of Bemidji OSB mill
Distributed paper, timberlands business to shareholders.
Nexfor Inc. renamed Norbord Inc. (NBD)
Acquired OSB/particleboard mill in Genk, Belgium for $64 million
2006 Began production on second OSB line at Cordele, Georgia
2007 Reached agreement to sell Juniper I- Joist Assets
2008 Confirmed closure of Particleboard Line at Genk, Belgium
2009 Formed a 50/50 Joint Venture hardwood plywood business with Kruger Inc.
2011 True North Hardwood Plywood Inc. announced the winding down of its hardwood plywood operation in Cochrane. Norbord held a 50% joint-venture interest in this non-core business.