OUR LATEST NEWS
Relaunch of the Wawa Oriented Strand Board (OSB) manufacturing plant
WAWA OSB INC
An OSB plant – just outside Wawa – was built on the site in the mid-90s and was operated until 2007.
In 2013, the mill was converted to a pellet plant and was shut down in 2017.
The option of acquiring the Wawa plant proved to be very attractive, as many of the OSB plant’s equipment and buildings are still in place and functional.
180M$ of investment & 140 direct jobs
a large-scale project!
Province invests $15 million in new wood manufacturing plant in Northern Ontario.
Opportunities & benefits
A true desire to ensure the economic, environmental and social positive impacts of the project and to be involved in the community where it is located. Engaging with relevant Indigenous communities and partner organizations to learn about their interests, capabilities and approach to working together.
Funding this new plant is a win for Ontario, Wawa OSB Inc., and the entire community of Wawa.
GREATLY STRENGTHEN AND DIVERSIFY THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND REVIVE THE WOOD INDUSTRY IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO :
Using wood species for which there are currently no other consuming mills in the area.
Supporting provincial forest management goals and the company’s vision of operating with environmental stewardship and sustainable forest management practices.
Developing R&D and several innovative improvements to the OSB manufacturing process.
900,000 m3 of wood from the Sunstainable Forest License (SFL).