Ainsworth Lumber Co., a manufacturer and supplier of engineered wood products, announced the reintroduction of two OSB products, under the company’s new OSB XL brand.
To answer market demands for OSB panels longer than 8 ft., Ainsworth now offers OSB XL 9-ft. and OSB XL10-ft. OSB panels. Ainsworth’s OSB XL 9-ft. and 10-ft. OSB panels are available in multiple thicknesses, and even custom length, like the company’s 8-ft. OSB product line.
“With the recovering housing market and the trend toward higher ceilings in building designs, the demand for longer OSB boards is very clear, and we are thrilled to offer our customers a more complete OSB product line. Additionally, with longer boards, we see a unique opportunity to offer our customers cost avoidance on labor, since there is less cutting and installation labor required when sheathing with longer OSB boards,” said Bart Bender, Ainsworth’s VP sales. “The launch of our OSB XL 9- and 10-ft. OSB panels is another sign of Ainsworth’s responsiveness to the needs of our customers, and that’s something we have always taken pride in.”
These longer OSB XL panels are offered in addition to Ainsworth’s standard 8-ft. OSB products.
The launch of OSB XL comes on the heels of Ainsworth’s re-opening of its High Level, Alberta OSB mill after an extensive equipment upgrade and the filling of 135 new positions.