Photo Release: LP Building Solutions Recognized by Maine Forest Products Council with Outstanding Manufacturing Award

NEWRY – The Maine Forest Products Council (MFPC) presented LP Building Solutions with the organization’s Outstanding Manufacturing Award at its 62nd Annual Meeting in Newry on Monday, September 19.

The award, presented by MFPC President Ryan McAvoy, recognized Louisiana Pacific Building Solutions’ commitment to manufacturing excellence, and southern Aroostook County, as exemplified by its recent investment in the Houlton facility to transition production to its innovative engineered wood siding, LP Smartside. With this investment, the Houlton facility became the first on the East Coast to produce this high-quality product.

“When selecting the first east coast location for LP SmartSide, there were several contenders,” said McAvoy. “In the end, LP Building Solutions chose to invest in Maine. The Maine Forest Products Council is grateful to LP for recognizing the value of our industry, our people and our heritage. Thanks to Louisiana Pacific Building Solution’s recent $150 million investment in the conversion of its Houlton facility, it will be secure for years to come.

“LP Building Solution’s commitment is a prime example of how Maine’s forest industry is actively growing Maines’s economy,” said Patrick Strauch, Executive Director of the Maine Forest Products Council

About the Maine Forest Products Council: Since 1961, the Maine Forest Products Council has been the voice of Maine’s forest economy. The MFPC represents the diverse needs of Maine’s forest products community. Our members are landowners, loggers, truckers, paper mills, tree farmers, foresters and lumber processors, but they are also bankers, lawyers and insurance executives. Maine Forest Products Council represent anyone who has an interest in seeing the Maine woods remain a viable, sustainable resource. For more information, visit

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