The facility suffered a serious press fire on May 20, 2022, resulting in significant damage, with much of the equipment a total loss.

 “Work on assembling the new continuous press is progressing well, and the mill is aiming to be up and running by the end of the year,” Chris Downey, Tolko communications advisor told a local news outlet.

Tolko Industries Ltd has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply the core components of a CEBRO smart CPS+ continuous OSB plant. Dieffenbacher has supplied the facility’s original twelve-opening press in 1995.

Dieffenbacher’s scope of supply for the rebuild of Tolko’s High Prairie site also includes the forming station and forming line, plus the raw board handling system.

Once operational, the plant’s production capacity will reach up to 734,000 m³ of OSB per year.