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Jun 26, 2023

LP opens innovation centre

LP Building Solutions (LP) has opened its LP Innovation Center. The facility, located at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota Duluth, marks a significant milestone in LP's commitment to growth, innovation, and sustainability, emphasizing its focus on driving future growth through new product development. In this industry-university collaboration, the LP Innovation Center seeks to advance the use of sustainable technology in engineered wood products and applications. The facility provides a controlled environment for rigorous evaluation and testing in partnership with NRRI's building science and engineering teams, enabling LP to achieve its ambitious roadmap of future LP SmartSide Trim & Siding and LP Structural Solutions products slated for release within the next five to 10 years. The centre features a full-scale mock house, display wall, and small-scale fabrication shop to evaluate and optimize installation and application methods for engineered wood home-building products. Additionally, the centre is designed to be a collaborative environment for LP's team, NRRI scientists and engineers, and key customers to develop new products. 

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