Huber Engineered Woods no longer plans to develop a new oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Cohasset, Minn. The manufacturer attributed the decision to delays in developing the project. Huber also said it is committed to meeting the growing market demand while determining that a new location is the company’s best option.
A new facility, which would be Huber Engineered Woods’ sixth mill, will increase the company’s production of ZIP System and AdvanTech structural panels.
“Over the past year, we have been working closely with the state and federal entities to scope and permit a new oriented strand board mill in the City of Cohasset, Minnesota,” said Huber Engineered Woods president Brian Carlson. “This sixth mill in HEW’s operational footprint will be one of the most efficient and sustainable plants in the industry and will meet or exceed all regulatory requirements in its construction and operation.”
Carlson said due to delays “that jeopardize our ability to meet product demand deadlines,” Huber will pursue development of its sixth mill in another state. The building products manufacturer is seeking a new location that is “consistent” with the company’s environmental and social commitments.
“We have worked closely over the last year with many wonderful people across the City of Cohasset and the state of Minnesota,” Carlson said. “The Huber team looks forward to maintaining a constructive relationship in the state as we will continue to provide exceptional home building products to the citizens of Minnesota.”
Charlotte, N.C.-based Huber Engineered Woods currently operates manufacturing locations in Maine, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma along with a research and development facility in Commerce, Ga.