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Anthony-Domtar plant open for business. (Inside Business).

Anthony-Domtar Inc., the joint venture between Anthony Forest Products Co. and Domtar Inc., is in business and taking orders after completion and testing of its new $15 million joist manufacturing plant at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The 50-50 partnership began construction of the facility, which will manufacture all sizes of solid-sawn flange joists, in October 2000.

Although the company had originally hope to be up and running last summer, Kerlin Drake, vice president of marketing for Anthony Forest Products, said the plant started up in November, but the I-joist product had not yet been tested and rated by the APA-Engineered Woods System's quality auditing agency.

El Dorado-based Anthony and Montreal-based Domtar are calling their product the Power Joist. I-joists have top and bottom flanges of various widths united with webs of various depths. The solid sawn flanges resist common bending stresses, and the plywood or oriented strand board web provides shear performance.

On Jan. 18, the company received word that the U.S. Customs Service had approved its Power Joist product to enter the U.S. duty free. Although there's a duty on softwood lumber imported from Canada, manufactured products are duty-free, Drake said. That should give the company about a 10 percent price advantage, he added.

About 78 percent of the Power Joists will be used in residential construction.

Drake said the joint venture anticipates about $45 million in yearly revenue after its been up and running a full year. Domtar contributes its mill management expertise and lumber to the venture; Anthony brings its customer service infrastructure, engineered wood products knowledge and distribution network.
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Date:Feb 4, 2002
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