In the wake of the devastating floods that hit Louisiana in August, many folks are now hard at work repairing and rebuilding their homes.
In an effort to help this community in need, LP recently teamed up with Zachary Lumber and Hardware to feed hundreds of displaced homeowners in Zachary, Louisiana. Meals were prepared and served outside of the hardware store where many local residents were stopping by to purchase supplies for their home repairs. The LP team was also able to feed the Zachary Police Department as they were helping homeowners continue with cleanup efforts.
Michael Murphy, LP’s Territory Sales Manager, traveled from San Antonio with his grill to help prepare meals for the Zachary residents. “It was a very humbling and rewarding experience,” Murphy said. “Even after all that these people have experienced, we had people trying to give us money for food donations. It was truly heart touching.”
LP has also donated building materials to a few local organizations. With the assistance of Abita Lumber, one unit of 8" OC panel was donated to the Church of Christ in Robert, Louisiana. They will use it in place of drywall on the interiorinside of the church. Another unit of 8" OC panel has beenwas donated to St. Alphonse Catholic School, where they will use the panels to sheath the interior of their teachers' lounge and break room.
LP is currently working on additional outreach projects to help rebuild this community. Thank you to Zachary Lumber, Abita Lumber, as well as BlueLinx of News Orleans, who have been great partners in providing support for the Louisiana rebuilding efforts.
To make a donation or volunteer to support those affected by the recent floods, go to http://www.redcross.org/local/louisiana/flood-information
Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 percent in some major metro areas. These mega-builders have huge budgets for both land development and marketing. It’s increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized builders to compete, but LP is committed to helping them prosper.Continue Reading
GoBankRates.com estimates that the average tax refund this year will total about $3,000. In a survey conducted by that organization, 10 percent of respondents said they plan to splurge on a vacation or luxury item when the refund arrives. But 9 percent plan to use that money for a “major purchase.”
To better serve its customers in areas of order accuracy and delivery predictability, LP has set some of the industry’s most aspirational supply chain goals. Senior leaders meet regularly with experts at Gartner, arguably the nation’s best consulting firm in the realm of supply chain optimization. The aim is to apply best practices in procurement, logistics and working capital across more than $1 billion of addressable spend.
Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you’re showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.