RoyOMartin OSB plant
nears opening; 165
Opening this fall, RoyOMartin says its upcoming facility will
be the first greenfield facility
to manufacture oriented strand
board (OSB) in the United
States. The plant represents a
$280 million investment, is situated on 158 acres, and is set to
employ 165 new employees.
RoyOMartin, based in Alexandria, Louisiana, currently owns
and operates two wood products manufacturing facilities in
Louisiana: a pine plywood plant
in Chopin and an OSB plant
in Oakdale. The plant will be
headed by RoyOMartin subsidiary, Corrigan OSB.
Logs have been delivered to
the facility, which the company is
currently unloading and organizing. Employees are being
trained to use new wood processing equipment, which includes
a Dieffenbacher forming and
press line. Dieffenbacher said the
new line will feature a four head
forming station, a belt/Flexoplan
combination forming line and
a 12 foot x 26 foot / 14 daylight
multi-opening hot press.
OSB is commonly used in
housing construction, as well as
in a variety of other applications.
RoyOMartin said the Corrigan
panel products will be marketed
under existing brands.
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