ARAUCO to invest in a new MDF millwork operation at Moncure, North Carolina

4 February 2020

ARAUCO has announced that it will be closing its particleboard line in Moncure, North Carolina in April. The company assessed that the older manufacturing platform was less competitive in an increasingly challenging marketplace compared to the company’s other particleboard platforms.

ARAUCO’s Moncure medium density fiberboard (MDF) line will be integrated with a moulding line to create an MDF millwork operation to support the company’s commitment to provide customers with value-added products.

“The decision to close a line is difficult and we are working diligently to provide options for impacted personnel, including the new positions created at the millwork facility,” said Pablo Franzini, president of ARAUCO North America. “We will continue to serve particleboard customers with our other platforms. Additionally, the new investment will strengthen our millwork footprint to better serve our customers.”