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Kronospan has agreed to purchase Roseburg Forest Products’ particleboard facility in Simsboro, La.
“The acquisition of the Simsboro mill, along with its talented and experienced team of managers and associates, will allow us to bring products to market more efficiently and will improve service to our customers,” said Hans Obermaier, CEO of Kronospan’s North American operations.
Once the deal closes, Kronospan intends to modernize the plant. “Given Kronospan’s plan to continue modernizing and operating the mill, this is good news for the longevity of the Simsboro facility and our 176 team members who work there,” Roseburg president and CEO Stuart Gray said. “Simsboro has been a high-performing asset for Roseburg, and we believe it will continue to deliver value for its new owners.”
Roseburg will continue manufacturing particleboard and MDF at plants across North America. The company recently announced significant investments in two new composites plants located in Dillard, Or., which will manufacture medium and high-density fiberboard and MDF trim suitable for exterior applications.
Based in Austria, Kronospan currently operates two modern facilities in the U.S., in Alabama and Pennsylvania, which produce MDF, particleboard, decorative products, and laminate flooring.