SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Tolko Industries has provided an update on reopening of its High Prairie OSB mill, which was impacted by a serious press fire in end-May this year. The company aims to reopen the mill by end of Q4 next ye ar. It must be noted that the fire had caused significant damage to press and press building. Also, much of the equipment was a total loss.
The company press release noted that the High Prairie team is continuing to work hard on the clean-up effort. Tolko will rebuild the site and replace the existing press line. It noted that the rebuilding project is still in its preliminary engineering phase and there are chances that the stated timelines may be subject to change.
The old press has been removed. The work on preparing the plant for the new press will begin soon. The company is also carrying out several other upgrading projects which were announced before the fire incident. This includes installation of repurposed equipment from its decommissioned Kelowna mill.
Fred Chinn, Tolko’s VP, Strand Based Business said that Tolko will do everything to keep its employees active during the rebuilding. Meantime, Nate Horner, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development expressed pleasure in Tolko’s efforts to return the High Prairie mill to full operations at the earliest.
YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: