Earlier this week LP Building Products opened the trading day at the New York Stock Exchange where a group of LP leaders and sales team members rang the opening bell as a part of their annual Investor’s Day.
After the bell ringing event, members of the LP leadership team gave a presentation to a group of investors and analysts as a part of the annual Investor’s Day. The presentation demonstrated LP’s growth, transformation and commitment to high performance building solutions. The group then gathered outside in the NYSE Plaza to check out the LP House Party, a mobile experience truck and trailer equipped with product displays parked in front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Celebrating its 45th year in business, LP is focused on transforming into a leading building solutions company. In New York, LP showcased some of the innovate products that are driving sustainable growth and enhanced shareholder value. The products displayed, such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier and LP® Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, show our commitment to building a product portfolio that helps customers build smarter, better and faster.
Both general contractors and building product dealers have a lot on the line when they use subs, so it’s important to understand subcontractor liability. It’s common for both dealers and Big Box retailers to hire a subcontractor to install materials like hardwood flooring purchased at their stores. GCs likewise have relationships with many trade subcontractors.Continue Reading
While many building professionals actively seek out exterior trends at the start of the new year, it’s important to keep on top of trends as we approach the latter half of 2019. Taking a mid-year look at what industry trends have dominated so far and what’s to come will ensure you are delivering your customers timely recommendations when it comes to their home’s aesthetic.
One of the most vexing problems in home construction is that productivity isn’t rising fast enough – even though there are fabulous productivity tools everywhere you look. Making a process lean and efficient isn’t always the answer, according to John Murphy from the consulting firm FMI. Sometimes a process can be scrapped entirely, which in turn causes productivity to soar. But it can only happen when all the key stakeholders – developers, designers, manufacturers and builders – tear down their respective silos and start collaborating more effectively.
The on-going shortage of skilled labor in the construction field is forcing manufacturers to find creative ways to deal with it, particularly in product design and training. First, the products themselves need to be intuitive and designed to eliminate unnecessary mistakes. Sub-flooring products offer a good example of how to design for easy installation.