Weyerhaeuser was right – it doesn’t look like the Wawa OSB mill will reopen
In December, Weyerhaeuser announced that it was unlikely its OSB mill in Wawa, Ontario would reopen.
The Wawa OSB mill was closed by Weyerhaeuser at the end of 2007. At that time, the Wawa mill had 132 employees and an annual production capacity of 470 million square feet of oriented strand board (OSB).
Weyerhaeuser submitted an application for its Wawa operation under Ontario’s new wood allocation competition, but last week the company learned that they were not successful. The company has been promised a full debriefing from the Ontario government as to why their application was not successful.
Weyerhaeuser had several parties interested in operating the facility, if they could secure a wood supply. Now it seems very unlikely that any business proposal will proceed at the site.
Weyerhaeuser Wawa OSB Loses Wood Allocation (Wawa-News.com)
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