Russian-American company Midway United Ltd has decreased the annual capacity rating for its Eniseiskiy plywood mill, according to Lesprom.

The mill is under construction in Sosnovoborsk, in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region. The company, which has offices in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, Atlanta and Moscow, is said to be investing US$150m in it and expects to ship most of the mill’s production to the US.

However, spokesperson Irina Samsonova said production capacity would be 450,000m3 instead of 600,000m3 as originally planned, and the product mix would be 350,000m3 of softwood and birch plywood and 100,000m3 of softwood veneer.

Production is scheduled to begin this month (December 2009), and the mill is expected to reach its rated capacity in 2011.