A poplar tree was planted during the event to symbolise the start of construction on a factory that will produce wood from sustainable plantations. The first stage of construction will be completed mid-2021.

The factory will be built in several stages. The peeling line will be installed first, followed by the drying lines. Capacity will then be doubled, with the final step being to add the pressing equipment and begin manufacturing the finished products.

Garnica is a company specialised in the production of plywood panels, for which it uses poplar timber from sustainably managed forests. The company decided to install this factory in north-western France due to its proximity to the large poplar plantations that exist in the Seine and Aube valleys.