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August 22, 2016

Japan: Akita Plywood will rebuild its second plant damaged by fire

Japan: Akita Plywood will rebuild its second plant damaged by fire

Akita Plywood (Mukaihama, Japan) will rebuild its second plant. The plant in question was burnt down by fire in early April which had monthly production of 10,000 cbms of thick panel.

Rebuilding plan has already started. Fortunately steel frame of the plant remains undamaged. The company has already ordered machinery, and its commissioning is planned for December 2016.

The new plant will have fewer workers but higher production volumes. It will produce at least 12,000-13,000 cbms of not only thick panel but also floor base and other nonstructural panels.

Fire protection measures are priority matter for new plant. Total monthly production of Akita Plywood was about 40,000 cbms then by loss of the second plant, the production dropped by about 25%.

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