NASHVILLE, TN (July 12, 2022) – LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high performance building products, inaugurated a new LP® SmartSide® Expert finish® facility on 75 acres in the city of Bath, New York, Tuesday morning. The facility, which is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2023, will bring more than 60 new jobs to the region.
During Tuesday’s groundbreaking event hosted by LP, Steuben County IDA and Empire State Development, more than 50 attendees heard remarks from Steuben County IDA Executive Director James C. Johnson; Tony Hamill, LP Vice President of Siding Manufacturing; New York State Senate 58th Senate District Senator Thomas F. O’Mara; New York State Assembly District 132 Assemblyman Philip A. Palmesano; Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development and Co-Chair of the ST Regional Economic Development Council Executive Director Judy McKinney-Cherry; Steuben County Executive Jack Wheeler; Joe Rizzo, New York State Electricity and Gas Director, Economic Development; and Bath City Supervisor Ronald Smith.
At the ceremonyLP Vice President of Siding Manufacturing, Tony Hamill, expressed LP’s excitement at joining the Bath community and expanding the company’s prefinished home siding business into the Northeast States. -United.
“I am thrilled to be part of this historic day as we open our first facility in New York State,” said Hamill. “To meet strong customer demand for our products and expand our presence in the North East, we are excited to increase our ExpertFinish production capacity when this new facility is operational. »
By establishing its first facility in the New York market, LP celebrates the grand opening of its 12e installation of siding and 26e manufacturing site in North and South America. The new facility will be designed for future expansions and joins LP’s three existing siding prefinishing facilities – LP Roaring River, LP Green Bay and LP St. Louis.
For over 20 years, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding has offered customers the beauty of traditional wood with the advanced durability of engineered wood. Rounding out the SmartSide portfolio, ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, the prefinished siding product that LP will produce at its Bath site, is available in a range of bespoke colours. The ExpertFinish color collection is guaranteed to look great and last for years with a factory finish with acrylic latex paint.
The Southern New York region is ideal for the production of ExpertFinish due to its proximity to the new home construction, repair and refinishing markets in the Northeastern United States. . mills. The material will then be painted, packaged and distributed through LP’s existing network throughout the North East and beyond.
“Today would not be possible without the support of Steuben County IDA, Empire State Development and B&H Railroad,” said Hamill. “I want to personally thank them for helping bring LP to Steuben County.”
“LP is another company choosing to grow in the South, with regional talent supporting success,” said Hope Knight, President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development. “This project also reflects how our strategic incentives for forward-thinking businesses are helping to strengthen the economy and create well-paying jobs, both in Steuben County and across New York State.
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About LP Building Solutions
As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE:LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide entire. LP’s extensive offering includes innovative and reliable construction products and accessories, such as Siding Solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trims and Coatings, LP® SmartSide® Expert finish® Trims and Coatings, LP BuilderSeries® Lap siding and LP® Exterior Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air and Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Subfloor, LP® FlameBlock® Fire resistant coating, LP NovaCore™ thermal insulation coating, and more), LP® Excellent® Subfloor and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its inception in 1972, LP has been building a better world™ by helping customers build beautiful, sustainable homes while our shareholders create lasting value. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.