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2020 Boom for LP Building Solutions

by Nikki June

By Rural Builder Staff

Despite the challenges of 2020, Louisiana Pacific Corporation increased net sales by 60% along with other other signs of growth. “LP ended 2020 having exceeded our 3-year transformation targets for growth and efficiency, with a cumulative EBITDA impact of $178 million. We reached this milestone a year early, largely as a result of exceptional SmartSide sales growth, which reached 30% in Q4,” said LP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brad Southern. “In order to meet growing customer demand for SmartSide and OSB, LP will convert our mill in Houlton, Maine to the manufacture of SmartSide, with production beginning early in 2022, and we have begun the process to restart our OSB mill in Peace Valley, British Columbia. COVID made 2020 a difficult year for LP employees, our customers, their families, and the communities we all serve. Our results are a testament to their resilience and determination, and I am extremely proud of the results we achieved in the face of these challenges.”


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