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October 20, 2020
We Have You Covered: LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier Now Structural I for Walls and Roofs

Proven to seal out moisture and air for a tighter, stronger building envelope

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2020) LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, announced today that LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier is now an APA Structural I Rated wall and roof sheathing. With the addition of this product, LP Structural Solutions offers a full portfolio of framing and sheathing solutions to help achieve a tight building envelope.

"We continue to innovate our LP Structural Solutions portfolio to address the industry's challenges and support more resilient, durable builds. We realize that moisture management is a challenge, both on the jobsite and after completion," said Craig Miles, director, national sales and marketing for OSB/EWP. "With LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier, we can help give builders and dealers peace of mind through greater dimensional stability and strength, versatility and defense against air movement and water infiltration, and not to mention a cleaner, more professional-looking jobsite."

Backed by LP’s outstanding 30-year limited warranty, LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier withstands temperature cycling and delivers consistent, long-term protection. LP WeatherLogic panels help safeguard homes from water intrusion while allowing moisture vapor to escape. An integrated wall and roof sheathing solution, it combines both air and water protection with the increased structural capacity of a Structural I rating. The vapor-permeable membrane on the panel allows moisture to dry. 

"We continue to engineer technological solutions to offer an integrated, holistic suite of products designed to meet specific resiliency needs and proven to help defend against weather," said Casey Smyth, LP marketing product manager. "LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier is lightweight, strong and eliminates the need for house wrap, making installation and ultimately moisture management simpler. It also helps builders deliver additional value to homeowners by improving the building envelope to deliver indoor comfort and energy efficiency."

LP WeatherLogic system is installed with AAMA 711-13 approved acrylic seam and flashing tape, which features one of today’s highest quality adhesives. LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier can be used with LP WeatherLogic® Water Screen, a screen that efficiently drains water from between cladding and water resistive barriers, to maximize the moisture protection of a home. 

The LP WeatherLogic water-resistive sheathing has been rigorously tested and passes widely recognized tests for strength, durability and air/water barriers. The system is covered by APA Product Report® PR-N138 and Intertek® code compliance research report CCRR-0319. Rebates are available for dealers and first-time users. Visit LPCorp.com/Rebates for complete details.

 

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 worldwide. Its extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as the LP Structural Solutions portfolio (LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, oriented strand board (OSB), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®, and LP Elements® Performance Fencing). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading service and warranties. Since its founding in 1973, LP has been Building a Better World by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.

October 12, 2020
LP Building Solutions Chairman and CEO W. Bradley Southern Named to the National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2020) – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that LP Building Solutions (LP) (NYSE: LPX) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer W. Bradley Southern has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. Southern will join NAM’s Board to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, operational excellence, and news and insights.

Founded in 1895 and guided by its Board of Directors, NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S. with more than 14 000 members and is the nation's most influential manufacturing advocate. NAM's membership includes some of the world's most iconic brands and many of the small manufacturers that power the U.S. economy. Nearly 90 percent of NAM's members are small and medium-sized businesses.

"I am honored to be a part of NAM's Board and continue to advocate for policies that will ensure our continued growth and success as manufacturers," said Southern. "With more than 12 million men and women employed in manufacturing, NAM serves as a critical linchpin focused on growth and prosperity for all Americans."

Named 2019 North American CEO of the Year by Fastmarkets RISI, Southern joined LP in 1999 and became the company's fifth CEO in 2017. He was elected Chairman of LP's Board of Directors in March 2020. As Chairman and CEO, Southern directs LP's strategic transformation and is responsible for all aspects of LP's business and operations.

"Brad commands respect as a recognized leader in our industry, and NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on our Board of Directors," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "He will bring invaluable insights as we work to drive even more manufacturing growth in America, advocate for the men and women of our industry, and advance our values of free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty, and equal opportunity."

Board members play a key role in NAM’s Creators Wanted campaign, a member-driven initiative to inspire and drive more Americans to pursue modern manufacturing careers. The campaign supports Manufacturing Institute programs for students, women, veterans, and underrepresented communities. Through various initiatives, Creators Wanted seeks to cut the skills gap by 600 000 workers by 2025 and increase the number of students enrolling in technical/vocational schools and apprenticeships, as well as the number of parents encouraging their children to pursue a career in modern manufacturing. 

 

About NAM

The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12,1 million men and women, contributes 2,37 $ trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 63 % of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit https://www.nam.org/.

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 worldwide. Its extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as the LP Structural Solutions portfolio (LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, oriented strand board (OSB), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®, and LP Elements® Performance Fencing). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading service and warranties. Since its founding in 1973, LP has been Building a Better World by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.

September 28, 2020
LP Building Solutions Announces New Online Resource Hub for Professionals

LP SkillBuilder offers free digital platform for LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding education and training information 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2020) – From the proven leader in high-performance building solutions, LP Building Solutions (LP) today announced a new online resource portal for professionals. Launched September 23, 2020, LP SkillBuilder is a free, comprehensive digital hub featuring LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding courses and training, quick tips, and additional resources to help professionals take their business to the next level. 

LP SkillBuilder is designed to provide education and ongoing training to industry professionals on LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, a treated engineered wood product that offers exceptional durability, beauty, and workability. Professionals can find access to exclusive content offered in both English and Spanish, such as simple product installation tips and tricks, advice on how to improve jobsite efficiency and reduce callbacks, proven in-home selling techniques, and more.

"Today's building industry professionals must continuously adapt to the latest industry trends, technology, and methodology to remain competitive," said LP Marketing Operations Manager Parry Healy. "While this is a hands-on learning industry, we've seen an increased demand for easy-to-access virtual training resources. LP SkillBuilder is our answer to that demand-which is as important as ever in today's landscape-to offer our customers unparalleled digital resources to help them stand out among the competition."

LP SkillBuilder also features exclusive content from trusted industry peers. For example, The Kruse Brothers, who have been installing LP SmartSide products for more than a decade, provide practical peer-to-peer advice on installation, safety, and best practices within the hub.

The comprehensive, one-stop-shop also includes real-time product news, including information on the latest LP SmartSide Trim & Siding product launches and installation instruction updates. 

LP Building Solutions is offering free access to LP SkillBuilder to all eligible participants. Current LP® BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program members have single sign-on access to LP SkillBuilder through the LP BuildSmart portal.

To learn more about LP SkillBuilder and to enroll today, visit LPCorp.com/resources/online-training.

August 26, 2020
LP Building Solutions Awards 95 000 $ in College Scholarships to Children of Employees for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

More than 2 $ million in scholarships has been awarded to over 350 students through the LP Scholarship Program in the last two decades.

June 4, 2020
LP Elements® Performance Fencing Announces New 76 Series and Partnership with The Home Depot

The new product debuts in four finished colors and is available in a primed option at The Home Depot.

June 3, 2020
LP Building Solutions Donates 7 Acres of Land to P.A.T.H. Tehama County to Provide Shelter for Those in Need

Red Bluff, California nonprofit set to build a Navigation Program and homeless shelter for Tehama County residents in need of support.

May 26, 2020
LP Building Solutions Joined with Military Makeover to Transform Veterans’ Home

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding Selected for Renovation Project featured on Military Makeover Airing on Lifetime TV.

May 22, 2020
LP Building Solutions Board Names Chief Executive Officer W. Bradley Southern as Chairman

LP Building Solutions announced that its Board of Directors has elected W. Bradley Southern as chairman, effective immediately. Southern will also continue to serve as chief executive officer (CEO) of the building solutions company, a role he has held since July 2017.

 

May 20, 2020
LP Building Solutions Introduces LP® SmartSide® Smooth Finish Vertical Siding

Product complements recently released LP® SmartSide® Smooth Finish Narrow Trim to offer durable board and batten aesthetic.

May 6, 2020
LP Building Solutions and the LP Foundation Donate to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

To aid humanitarian efforts in LP’s communities, donations support PPE for frontline healthcare workers and food relief.