Uniboard, a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG and a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, recently launched its 340,000 sq. ft. MDF mill in Moncure, N.C. Beginning operations in February 2010, the facility is North America’s largest MDF/HDF production line and the company’s first MDF facility in the United States.  

With an annual production capacity of 226 million sq. ft., the opening of the Moncure plant represents a significant investment by Pfleiderer in North America. “The new facility’s proximity to Pergo’s operations in Garner, North Carolina, gives us a key competitive advantage in the North American laminate market,” stated Ralf Eisermann, ceo of Pergo AG. “Our close relationship with Uniboard helps Pergo to effectively service our valued distributors, dealers and customers – while also reducing freight and energy usage and contributing to the overall efficiency of the organization.”  

During an event on Oct. 28, guests toured the new facility, witnessed its production capabilities firsthand and participated in a series of keynote addresses. Incorporating the latest in manufacturing technologies, the Moncure mill features advanced equipment and processes – including a 10' continuous press and the newest sanding and cutting techniques.  

“We were pleased to welcome customers, vendor partners and government representatives and to showcase all that Uniboard has to offer. Our Moncure facility is at the forefront of technology and flexibility and is able to serve the eastern United States,” said James Hogg, president and ceo of Uniboard.   

All Moncure’s MDF/HDF panels are produced from 100 percent locally sourced recycled and recovered Southern Yellow Pine fiber. In addition to producing MDF and HDF panels in a variety of grades and sizes, the facility manufactures particleboard and thermofused melamine panels, making Uniboard Moncure a full-service resource for distributors and manufacturers of flooring and molding, kitchen cabinetry, office and residential furniture, and store fixtures. Distribution of all products may be arranged by either truck or rail anywhere in North America with mixed load capabilities.