Arauco to build US$235M MDF line at Zitacuaro, Mexico; due to start up in 2025, it will add some 300,000 m3/year of MDF output, half of which will be melamine-coated to meet growing demands of furniture, construction, interior decorating industries

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September 29, 2022 (press release) –

ARAUCO Board approves construction of a new MDF line in Zitácuaro, Mexico

The project considers an estimated investment of US$235 million and incorporates leading edge operational, environmental and safety technology. The project is expected to begin operating during the second quarter of 2025.

ARAUCO is the primary producer of plywood in Mexico and this project is expected to add about 300,000 cubic meters of MDF production per year, of which half would be melamine coated to meet the growing demand of the furniture, construction, and interior decorating industries in Mexico.The plant will employ 220 workers during its operation. In addition, its supply aims to promote a circular economy model, driving small local forestry producers and protecting the ecosystem values of its surroundings.

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