Customized Management Solutions


Tafisa Canada

Line #2 facility rebuild

Lac-Mégantic, Québec


Project description

On April 17, 2006, a spark in a system serving Line #2 of Tafisa Canada’s particleboard plant in Lac-Mégantic, triggered an explosion that rapidly turned into spreading fire. In the end, Line 2, being the newest line responsible for 65% of the plant’s output, was heavily damaged.

LNA was responsible for the construction and revamp management activities for rebuilding the industrial complex from the ground up, an 18-month project requiring over 435,000 man hours and a peak construction crew of over 400 workers. The new plant would be the North America’s largest particleboard complex after a devastating fire.

Responsible for the constructability reviews, construction planning, contract optimization, cost control and trending, field organization, safety implementation, and engineering coordination overview.