Tafisa Canada, a leading particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturer offering a comprehensive range of decorative surfaces in North America, confirms a total of $62 million in investments in its facilities in Lac-Mégantic. After a $28 million investment, Tafisa officially inaugurated its new 70,000 sq. ft. plant and announced new investments of $34 million to expand its main plant.
Dedicated to the production of a collection of lacquered panels called LUMMIA, company representatives say the new Tafisa plant offers manufacturers and consumers a product with unparalleled characteristics and that is superior to any others currently available. In addition to having the capacity to manufacture two high-end finishes, say officials, the plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology unique in North America.
Always striving to better meet future market needs, Tafisa is also expanding its main plant, a project that calls for additional investments of $34 million. The installation of a sixth TFL production line and the expansion of the finished product warehouse are an integral part of this phase of the project.
The new production line will be in operation in the fall of 2023 and will increase the proportion of panels that will be laminated with the ability to produce decorative panels with two-sided synchronized embossing (EIR) texture, improve internal flows and service reliability to North American customers.
These new investments, say officials, allow Tafisa to remain the manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of decorative surfaces to industry professionals. Tafisa also offers particleboards, decorative panels (TFL), laminate panels (HPL) and mouldings for the manufacture of cabinet doors, all available under one roof.