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Norbord to Take 19 Days of Downtime in March and April
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 27 February 2007 -- Norbord Inc. announced today that it plans to take scheduled downtime for regular maintenance at four of its North American oriented strand board (OSB) operations in March and April.

The company's plants at Huguley, Alabama; Joanna, South Carolina; and Jefferson and Nacogdoches, Texas, plan to take a combined total of 19 days of downtime. The shuts will result in the curtailment of approximately 25 million square feet (3/8-inch basis) of production.

Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of USD 1.3 billion, employing approximately 2800 people at 16 plant locations in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Norbord is one of the world's largest producers of oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard (MDF), hardwood plywood, and related value-added products. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX under the symbol NBD.

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