Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Tafisa Canada prepares for the launch of its line 2 Particle Board Press
Lac Mégantic, Québec, 4 December 2007 - Anticipation builds as Tafisa Canada prepares to press the first particle board panel from its state-of-the-art particle board press.
Tafisa's major 18 month Line 2 project, designed with maximum security measures, an improved production layout and the most modern equipment on the market, is rapidly nearing completion.
Under the supervision of the Canadian firm Sandwell EPC Inc. and the construction site management of L Nardella Associes Ltee, there were in excess of 400 employees employed on site during peak periods. The construction of this project consumed over 435 000 man hours while material requirements exceeded 3250 metric tons of steel and 11 500 cubic meters of concrete.
Employees are poised and ready for action. With years of experience behind them, 100% of the Line 2 team members have been rehired and have undergone specialized re-training for optimal production efficiency once the particle board line reopens.
Tafisa has plans to re-emerge with major impact and will be a powerful force with which to contend. With experienced personnel, state of the art equipment, guaranteed supplies of raw materials, a recipe for consistent quality panels and solid product designs, Tafisa has taken steady measures to regain its client base and to reestablish its standing as a market leader.
Established in 1990, Tafisa Canada manufactures particleboard and thermofused melamine. The Tafisa plant, located in Lac Mégantic, is the largest particleboard production plant in North America. Tafisa employs 325 workers with a production capacity equivalent to approximately 10% of the North American market.