Tafisa Canada Inaugurates its Lummia Lacquered Panels Production Plant
Tafisa Canada, a leading particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturer, remains the manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of decorative surfaces in North America, as it confirms a total of $62 million in investments in its facilities in Lac-Mégantic. After a $28 million investment, Tafisa officially inaugurated its new 70,000 sq. ft. plant and announced new investments of $34 million to expand its main plant.
A new plant to better serve the market
Dedicated to the production of a collection of lacquered panels called LUMMIA, the new Tafisa plant offers manufacturers and consumers a product with unparalleled characteristics and superior to any other offer currently available. In addition to having the capacity to manufacture two high-end finishes, the plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology unique in North America.
To carry out this major project, Tafisa received the support of various agencies such as:
– Natural Resources Canada through its Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (“IFIT”) program, which aims to create a more competitive and resilient forest sector by focusing on low-carbon projects that result in new or diversified revenue streams.
– Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks within the framework of the Programme Innovation Bois (“PIB”) Wood Innovation Programme which aims to support innovative projects for the processing of forest products while promoting the diversification of the supply of factories by encouraging the processing of wood of inferior quality.
– Town of Lac-Mégantic which aims to support investments in new capital assets made in the Lac-Mégantic industrial park.
– Investissement Québec through its Essor Program.
Sixth TFL line: additional investments of $34 Million
Always striving to better meet future market needs, Tafisa is also expanding its main plant, a project that calls for additional investments of $34 million. The installation of a sixth TFL production line and the expansion of the finished product warehouse are an integral part of this phase of the project.
The new production line will be in operation in the fall of 2023 and will increase the proportion of panels that will be laminated with the ability to produce decorative panels with two-sided synchronized embossing (“EIR”) texture, improve internal flows and service reliability to North American customers.
These new investments allow Tafisa to remain the manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of decorative surfaces to industry professionals. Tafisa also offers particleboards, decorative panels (“TFL”), laminate panels (“HPL”) and mouldings for the manufacture of cabinet doors, all available under one roof.
“We are very proud of these innovative projects, which will allow Tafisa to continue to distinguish itself in the market, pursue its commitment to its North American customers and offer them innovative and quality products. A special thank you to our partners and our team for their efforts and energy, without which these achievements would not have been possible.”
– Louis Brassard, Chief Executive Officer of Tafisa
“The Government of Canada is pleased to be providing $4 million in investment for this innovative project in partnership with Tafisa. This represents an investment in jobs, clean growth and innovative forest technologies and products in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and across Canada.”
– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources
“The Town of Lac-Mégantic is a proud partner of these innovative projects. By providing financial support for companies in the industrial park equivlent to 15% of the added value to the assessment roll, we are consolidating the companies present in our territory and thus, working towards the industrial dynamism of our community.”
– Julie Morin, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic
About Tafisa Canada
Tafisa is a subsidiary of the Sonae Indústria group, a leading manufacturer of particleboard and thermally fused laminate panels, renowned for its avant-garde designs and high-quality products. With a solid reputation for developing trend-setting designs, Tafisa delivers unmatched quality in particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturing. Founded in 1992, Tafisa has a proven track record of being attuned to market trends, offering a production capacity that is second to none, and providing unmatched customer service. The company invests annually in continuously improving its operational excellence to ensure that all its manufacturing processes adhere to the strictest of industry, health and safety, training, production and environmental standards. For more information, visit www.tafisa.ca.
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Source: Tafisa Canada Inc.