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12/21/2021

LP chooses New York for new Smartside facility

The Smartside ExpertFinish prefinishing facility is expected to open in the third quarter 2023.
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A home featuring LP SmartSide ExpertFinish siding.

LP Building Solutions announced that it will build a new LP SmartSide ExpertFinish prefinishing facility on 75 acres in the Town of Bath, N.Y.

The building products manufacturer plans to open the new facility in the third quarter of 2023. The plant will add about 60 jobs to the community. 

“LP's prefinished siding product, ExpertFinish, has seen phenomenal growth since launching in 2020," said LP Executive Vice President, Siding Neil Sherman. "To support strong customer demand, LP is aggressively pursuing prefinishing capacity expansion plans both within our existing facilities as well through this greenfield facility in Steuben County, New York."

According to LP, the Southern Tier region of New York is ideally suited for ExpertFinish production due to its proximity to the new construction and repair and remodeling home siding markets in the Northeastern U.S.

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The new facility, which is contingent upon site acquisition and permitting, will be designed for future expansions and join LP's three existing siding prefinishing facilities, including LP Roaring River, LP Green Bay, and LP St. Louis.

"For over 20 years, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding has provided customers the beauty of traditional wood with the advanced durability of engineered wood," said Sherman. "A key element of our SmartSide siding growth strategy is to expand our prefinished strand-based solutions, particularly in the Northeast. With LP's prefinishing expertise and capabilities as well as the increased capacity the Bath facility offers, we are well-positioned to grow in this market."

LP Building Solutions is based in Nashville, Tenn.

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