Uniboard, a manufacturer of engineered wood products based in Laval, Quebec, Canada, reported that the construction of its new Medium Density Fiberboard and High Density Fiberboard plant in Moncure, N.C., remains on schedule for a late 2009 startup. The project represents an investment of $160 million for the company.

According to the company, the foundation is nearly complete and most of the production and warehouse areas are also complete. Most floors that are under the roof have been poured and most heavy equipment has been set in place.

The MDF facility will be able to produce multiple grades, thicknesses and sizes for manufacturers of kitchen cabinetry, office and residential furniture, store fixtures, flooring and molding. The Chatham County plant will also supply material to Pergo, a sister company in the region that develops and manufactures laminate flooring.

Uniboard’s Moncure MDF facility will be part of the Moncure mega-site, which currently offers particleboard and thermofused melamine panels.