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Apr 14, 2023

LP Sagola Facility Open For Business

The first production of LP Building Solutions’ SmartSide products have been made at its Sagola, MI. This was followed by the production of the first APA-approved SmartSide board. For over 20 years, LP SmartSide trim and siding has provided customers with home siding products that combine the beauty of traditional wood and the durability of carbon-negative engineered wood. It has become one of the fastest-growing siding brands in the United States. The Sagola facility opened as an oriented strand board (OSB) mill in 1988. In 2021, the company announced a phased, multi-year plan to expand its siding production capacity to meet the increased demand for SmartSide products. At that time, LP Sagola was among the two facilities, including LP's Houlton, ME, mill, announced for conversion from the manufacturing of OSB to SmartSide siding. LP successfully completed the initial phase of Sagola's conversion to a siding mill, which culminated in the pressing of the mill's first siding board on March 15, exactly one year after breaking ground on the project. At full capacity, LP Sagola will be able to produce approximately 330 million square feet of SmartSide siding annually, bringing the company's total siding production capacity to approximately 2.3 billion square feet.

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