LP Wins ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ for Third Consecutive Year

Safety is a core value at LP, and we strive to create the safest work environment possible. Cruz Gonzalez, a millwright at LP’s mill in Jasper, Texas developed a tool that eliminates the risk of lifting slings breaking. Since the device firmly holds the saw chain in the proper position, it makes the process to change a chain easier and faster. Gonzalez said, “I like to find solutions instead of trying to find excuses.”

LP is proud to announce that this clamp won the APA Equipment-Based Innovation in Safety Award in 2015. This is the third year in a row LP has received an “Innovation in Safety” award. In 2014, LP’s Pinch Point Safety won the Process-Based Innovation award and in 2013, LP’s Log Jam Pusher won the Equipment-Based Innovation award. Not only has LP won awards for safety innovation, but it has also been named one of America's Safest Companies and has consistently received safety accolades from the APA for industry-leading results. Every year, LP reaches higher and keeps striving to make new safety records. 

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Industry Trends5 min

Helping Small Builders Compete Against the Giants

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.

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Maintenance5 min
Turn Your Tax Refund Into Lasting Home Improvement

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.”

Leading the Way in Supply Chain Innovation

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.

Maintenance4 min
Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide

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.