Second production line added to Houlton, ME facility comes less than a year after the first LP® SmartSide® board was produced on its new siding line.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 1, 2022) – LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, today announced plans to add a second line to its recently converted SmartSide® facility in Houlton, Maine. The second line will produce 340 million square feet per year following ramp-up and add more than 100 jobs to the community.
“Our conviction to invest in siding growth over the years has enabled us to meet incredible customer demand,” said LP Executive Vice President and General Manager of Siding Jason Ringblom. “We are excited to invest in the Houlton community and position ourselves for greater penetration in the Northeast market.”
The announcement of the Houlton addition, which is contingent upon state and local approvals, comes less than a year after the first board was produced on its new siding line in April 2022.
The additional 340 million square feet of production will enable the Houlton facility alone to produce more than 500 million square feet per year and brings LP’s total SmartSide production capacity to roughly 2.6 billion square feet. This project will add a new forming line and press, with Houlton joining LP Hayward as LP’s second two-line siding facility.
LP Houlton was commissioned in 1981 as an OSB mill, LP Houlton is the company’s second-longest-running facility. This marks the third time that LP has invested in a major capital expansion project at this site, and second since 2021—illustrating its continued commitment to the facility and the community.
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About LP Building Solutions
As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as Siding Solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and LP® TopNotch®350 Durable Sub-Flooring), and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 22 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.