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July 28, 2015

LP Announces Entrance into G.C.C. Region with LP® SolidStart® LVL Concrete Form Beams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (28 July, 2015) – LP Building Products has announced its intention to enter into the Gulf Cooperation Council (G.C.C.) region. The building products company will now be offering a host of products, including LP SolidStart LVL concrete form beams, to wholesalers as well as concrete formwork and shoring companies across the Middle East.

“With our expansion into this exciting new market we will soon be able to provide SolidStart LVL to six new countries, meeting a high demand in a vastly growing region,” said Al Huber, International Sales Manager for LP Building Products. “We are eager to begin forming new relationships in the Middle East and fulfill the rising need for high quality, dependable concrete forming products.” 

The G.C.C. region is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing concrete construction markets, with broad local technical expertise and strong demand for high performance solutions from world-class companies with well-established value propositions. LP SolidStart LVL will be used for concrete forming and shoring solutions in the region. 

LP SolidStart LVL form beams combine the ease of handling and durability of Douglas Fir with the quality standards of LP manufacturing. It provides a concrete forming solution with decades of proven performance around the world.

LP SolidStart LVL comes standard with eased edges and pre-cut metric or imperial lengths to make it easy to handle and fit existing stocks. And LP’s SiteCote™ water-resistant coating helps protect against harsh climate conditions.

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Caroline Mauldin

About LP Building Products Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.