Tafisa Announces $34M Investment to Expand Main 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. 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.
“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,” said Louis Brassard, Chief Executive Officer of Tafisa. “A special thank you to our partners and our team for their efforts and energy, without which these achievements would not have been possible.”
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, Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, the Town of Lac-Mégantic, Investissement Québec, and Sixth TFL line.
“The Town of Lac-Mégantic is a proud partner of these innovative projects,” said Julie Morin, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic. “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.”
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. It 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 to manufacture cabinet doors, all available under one roof.