#BECOMEAFRAMER is a campaign that promotes career opportunities
in the trades
TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - To champion framing as a
viable career option, Norbord Inc. (TSX and NYSE: OSB) is launching
the nationwide #BECOMEAFRAMER campaign to get more framers onto job
sites. The campaign enables young Americans to learn about the
opportunities the construction industry offers, the training
required and schools in their area.
The construction industry is facing dire labor shortages and an
aging workforce. This means the construction of homes, schools,
hospitals and other vital elements of our communities are being
delayed because there aren't enough qualified workers to build
Carpentry framing is a rewarding career where mastering your
skill and taking pride in your work is encouraged. Norbord cares
about framers because they install our products and build the
communities around us.
By visiting www.becomeaframer.com, prospective framers
will gain access to all the information they need to start their
career in the trades. They can listen to interviews with current
students and graduates, watch videos on framing and find schools
that offer the courses they need to start their careers. The
website provides ways in which those with ambition can pursue
entrepreneurial dreams of starting their own businesses.
Norbord's #BECOMEAFRAMER campaign builds on its #THANKAFRAMER
campaign that the company launched two years ago to raise awareness
and train framers to alleviate the labor shortage.
Norbord Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of wood-based
panels and the world's largest producer of oriented strand board
(OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard,
medium density fibreboard and related value-added products. Norbord
has assets of approximately $1.9
billion and employs approximately 2,700 people at 17 plant
locations in the United States,
Canada and Europe. Norbord is a publicly traded company
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol "OSB".
SOURCE Norbord Inc.