Sterling efforts

Though our actual factory visit may have been eclipsed by a lovely dinner and an edge-of-the-seat two-hour pelt around Loch Ness, there’s no doubting the scale of Norbord’s £95 million investment in the expansion of its Inverness plant. Resembling some early Richard Rogers scheme, the Morayhill plant was looking resplendent on a rare sunny day. Norbord has turned the 25-year old factory into a state of the art facility that has increased production capacity by 60%, drawing 80% of its timber raw material from a 70-mile radius. Its fan panel dryer, looking like an Ulm School slide projector, now forms the main graphic logo of SterlingOSB’s new Zero board – now formaldahyde-free.

 

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