SierraPine has cut production and layed off 75 workers at its Rocklin, California, MDF factory because of the housing market collapse and the state’s stringent air quality regulations, reports The Sacramento Bee.
President Jim Skinner said demand had fallen for MDF and particleboard from the Roseville, California, company’s facilities, which he said were struggling to compete with an Oklahoma competitor operating under less stringent air-quality regulations.