LP completes transition at Maine Plant

LP Building Solutions has announced that the first LP SmartSide products have rolled off the line at its Houlton, Maine, facility. Early last year, the company announced a phased plan to expand its siding production, including the conversion of the Houlton plant from manufacturing oriented strand board and laminated strand lumber. Following an initial “ramp-up” period, LP says the facility will add some 220 million square feet of SmartSide operating capacity.