Funding announcement for upgrades to Roseburg’s Pembroke MDF plant

By Anthony Dixon
The Intelligencer
July 7, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

The federal and Ontario governments are each investing $1.5 million to help Roseburg Forest Products upgrade equipment at its Laurentian Valley plant. The announcement was made at the plant on June 27. The new equipment is expected to increase productivity of moulding production by 60 per cent by the end of 2023, and boost the company’s moulding revenues by 40 per cent. Alexandre Ouellette, Pembroke MDF plant manager for Roseburg Forest Products, said no jobs would be lost as a result of the technology and equipment upgrades with 18 existing workers being trained for higher-paying, higher-skilled roles, such as robotics control operators, and two new positions being created. Roseburg is investing over $6.2 million in the project, which will see a robotic stacking, packing and labelling station installed on each of the plant’s moulding production lines.

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