New Limerick Manufacturer to Boost Production
Louisiana Pacific Corporation, d/b/a LP Building Products, is looking to build on the positive momentum gained over the last 12 months. The company hired 41 new employees in 2013 and as many as 20 more jobs are expected to be added in the first quarter of 2014.
LP Building Products is a leading manufacturer of high-quality building materials used primarily in new construction, repair and remodeling, and manufactured housing.
The company's growth is a direct result of a rebounding housing market and a subsequent increase in demand for laminated strand lumber and oriented strand board. Back in 2008 Louisiana Pacific invested more than $140 million to make its New Limerick mill more efficient. That investment is now starting to pay off.
The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development continues to work closely with Louisiana Pacific. This year the company received a $70,000 Workforce Development Grant providing workplace and orientation training for employees.