High Level, AB

The High Level OSB project was unique in that it was designed with a 12-foot wide, continuous press, which remains the world’s largest to this day. The press and saw-line combination allowed the mill to manufacture a very wide range of panel sizes and thicknesses very efficiently. The project permitting, plant design, construction, and plant start-up were all part of the scope of services that are provided by the AE principles.


Project Highlights:

  • Construction Start – 2000
  • Commissioning – 2001
  • Site – 300+ acres
  • Building – pre-engineered steel (800,000 square feet)
  • Project Budget – CDN$260 million dollars
  • Construction Man-hours – 1,000,000+
  • Lost-time Accidents – 0
  • Employees – 200


Breaking ground

Successful OSB plant

Aerial view of the High Level plant

Aerial view of the completed OSB Plant in High Level. On the right, the log yard, and on the left, the main plant.

Continuous innovation

High Level's 12-foot wide, 187-foot long continuous press.