TORONTO – Norbord has launched its “Thank a Framer” campaign to show its appreciation for framers “who work tirelessly to build the structures that house our families, and to inspire the next generation of men and women to take up their tools.”

“Our company recognizes and appreciates the contribution of framers to the home building industry,” said Peter Wijnbergen, president and CEO of Norbord. “As part of our Thank a Framer campaign, we are donating US$100,000 to the HBI which will go toward training and educating new construction professionals to help ease the labor shortages that are afflicting our industry.”

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) supports diversity and provides training for prospective construction professionals, veterans and underserved youth and is celebrating 50 years of skills training in the building industry this year.

“Norbord wants to celebrate the American framer and encourage others within the industry to recognize the significant contributions that framers make every day,” said Wijnbergen.

To support this campaign, visit and watch the video, enter to win prizes or donate to the HBI. Norbord requests that supports share the video on social media with the hashtag #ThankAFramer.

Norbord is a global manufacturer of wood-based panels and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB).