Colombian wood panel manufacturer Tablemac SA has agreed to purchase an area of 1,450 hectares of forest plantations close to its southern production plant in the city of Manizales.
Agreement to the acquisition of the forest land located in Herveo in the Tolima area was reached with local forestry company CorporaciĆ³n Forestal del Tolima SA by Medellin, Colombia-based Tablemac.
The plantations are being added to supply the Manizales plant, which has a 36,000m3/year particleboard production capacity with one single-opening press line. This facility was closed in 2005 and subsequently relaunched in August 2007.
Up to November last year (2008), Tablemac also planted 486 hectares of forest on land it previously acquired close to its second panel plant in Yarumal, Colombia.