NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 20, 2022) – LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, proudly marks its 50th anniversary today. With a legacy of innovation and industry leadership, LP commemorates this milestone by recognizing the remarkable individuals who have contributed to the company’s growth and success.

From its incorporation on July 20, 1972, LP quickly established its presence in the building materials industry. The company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) the following January and now returns to the NYSE to celebrate this historic occasion. Plant managers and sales associates will join Chair and CEO Brad Southern in ringing the closing bell, honoring the dedicated people who make and sell LP’s exceptional products.

Pioneering Spirit and Innovations:

Renowned for its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the building industry, LP’s pioneering roots trace back to 1979 when the company opened the first oriented strand board (OSB) mill in North America. With round-the-clock production in Hayward, Wisconsin, LP revolutionized the market. Investors were astounded by the quick acceptance of this innovative forest product.

Continuing its legacy of innovation, LP introduced LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding in 1997. This breakthrough product, treated with a proprietary combination of zinc borate, resins, and waxes, offered the beauty of traditional wood with the durability of engineered wood. Today, LP SmartSide is one of the fastest-growing siding brands in the United States, loved for its performance and aesthetic appeal.

LP’s commitment to value-added OSB products led to the development of the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio. In 1998, LP unveiled the industry’s first commercially viable radiant barrier sheathing, known today as LP® TechShield® sheathing. This remarkable product blocks up to 97% of radiant heat in roof panels, effectively reducing attic temperatures. The LP Structural Solutions portfolio has expanded to include LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, and LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing.

A Legacy of Growth and Innovation:

Throughout the past five decades, LP has expanded its product line and customer base while maintaining a commitment to industry leadership and innovative building solutions. From its beginnings as a commodity forest products company, LP has evolved into a leading provider of specialty building solutions, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of customers.

Looking Ahead:

As LP celebrates its 50th anniversary, the company remains steadfast in its pursuit of innovation. CEO Brad Southern emphasizes LP’s focus on providing customers with the building solutions they need, fostering a safe and inclusive workplace, responsibly managing natural resources, and building a brighter future for employees, customers, and shareholders. LP is excited about the next 50 years, confident in its ability to adapt and deliver exceptional products and services.

Standale Lumber

Standale Lumber proudly partners with LP Building Solutions to deliver top-of-the-line products to builders across the Northern Midwest. LP’s 50-year history of breaking new ground, coupled with Standale’s commitment to quality and care, ensures that every building project receives the best materials and expertise. Together, LP and Standale Lumber contribute to the growth and success of the construction industry, building a better future for all.