April 26, 2018
LP Increases Production of LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Floor with Addition of Hanceville, Ala., Mill
LP Building Products has added manufacturing capabilities for its new LP Legacy® premium engineered sub-floor to its mill in Hanceville, Ala. The increased capacity will help LP meet increasing demand for LP Legacy while expanding market availability and supply efficiencies into Texas and other regions west of the Mississippi.
To manufacture LP Legacy in Hanceville, which also produces LP® TechShield® radiant barrier sheathing, TopNotch® 250 and 350 sub-flooring, and other sheathing and industrial panels, the company had to make significant investments in its equipment there. These include upgrades to its resin application process to accommodate Gorilla Glue Technology® and higher-quality printing capabilities as part of its alliance and branding with Gorilla Glue. The printing enhancements also allow for the addition of fastener marks onto Legacy panels, providing for easy, accurate installation.
April 24, 2018
Washington-Based Remodeler and Homebuilder Updates His Own Home Using LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding
LP Building Products, a leader in high-performance building solutions, recently added a new case study to its online product literature portfolio. The case study spotlights Mike Schwartz, owner of Mike Schwartz Construction, who recently used LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding on his own home, where he personally installed the product on a single-story 3,250 sq. ft. remodel in Puyallup, Washington.
For more than three decades, residents in Washington’s Pierce County have trusted Mike Schwartz Construction for their additions, remodels and custom home projects. In May 2016, Schwartz bought a 3,250 sq. ft. single-story ranch style house to remodel and reside in. For the exterior remodel, he chose to use LP SmartSide Trim & Siding prefinished with ColorStrand™ by Northwest Factory Finishes to ensure easy installation and long-lasting quality.
January 18, 2018
Riding Out the Weather: Mountain Bikers Put LP Legacy® Sub-Flooring to the Extreme Test
Under the cover of heavy rain, two professional mountain bikers, a team of videographers, and LP product experts trekked through a muddy British Columbia rainforest for a unique new adventure: putting LP Legacy® premium sub-flooring to Mother Nature’s—and extreme sports’—ultimate test. Pro athletes Ollie Jones and Kevin Landry built ramps using LP Legacy panels, then showed no mercy as they rode, jumped, and pounded through a torrential storm to showcase the strength and moisture resistance of LP’s premium sub-flooring.
The expedition was the second in LP’s Tested Extreme campaign, designed to differentiate LP Legacy sub-flooring and showcase its premium performance in a unique way. In the first test, panels were sent over a 70-foot waterfall and left to soak in the wake overnight.
January 5, 2018
University of Tennessee Architecture Students Design Tall Wood Structure for Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 5, 2018) – As the construction boom continues, sustainable urban building practices should be incorporated into every step of urban planning and development. Fourth year architecture students in the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design participated in the Nashville Civic Design Center’s (NCDC) Urban Design Studio challenge to design a wood-framed, high-rise multi-use structure.
On December 4, the architectural students participated in the final review of the 15-story Timber Tower Studio project, which was co-sponsored by Nashville-based LP Building Products, a leader in high-performance building solutions, and the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for High-Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments.
November 2, 2017
Waterfalls and Raging Rivers: LP Goes to Extremes to Demonstrate Performance of Legacy Sub-Flooring
In a remote forest north of Vancouver, product experts from LP Building Products and two of the world’s leading kayakers embarked on the ultimate mission: to demonstrate the strength and durability of LP Legacy™ sub-flooring by exposing it to one of Mother Nature’s biggest extremes.
Under the lens of adventure photographers and videographers, the team sent an LP Legacy sub-flooring panel over the edge of Britannia Falls, a 70-foot drop flowing at 625 cubic feet per second. The panel then remained in the falls’ swirling wake overnight.
September 19, 2017
LP Introduces Premium Sub-Flooring With Superior Strength and Industry-Leading Stiffness
LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, is answering the call for tougher sub-flooring with the launch of LP Legacy™, APA rated* with the highest bending stiffness and as one of the strongest sub-floor panels in the industry.
Packed with more resin, wax, and wood strands and made with Gorilla Glue Technology™, LP Legacy engineered sub-floor boasts superior moisture resistance that prevents edge swell. As a result, LP Legacy carries a class-leading “Covered Until It’s Covered” no-sand warranty, as well as a Lifetime Limited Warranty that lasts as long as the home.
September 5, 2017
LP Commits $1 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE:LPX) announced today its commitment of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Texas, as well as match employee contributions to hurricane relief.
LP will make a $500,000 donation distributed to non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund to help with emergency shelter, food and relief supplies. In addition, the company will work with appropriate organizations to donate $500,000 in LP building products for rebuilding efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
August 16, 2017
LP Building Products Debuts New LP® SmartSide® Perfection Shingle
LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, has added a new product to the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding product line with the LP SmartSide Perfection Shingle. This new engineered wood fiber lap shingle features a fine sawn wood texture with no knots. Perfection Shingle achieves the harmonious balance of cedar like texture and the clean lines of shingles. LP SmartSide Perfection Shingles will have a 5.5” to 6.5” reveal and is designed for use in single-family, multifamily and light commercial applications.