August 31, 2022

A $150 million investment has already resulted in the manufacture of a new coating that will increase the company’s consumption of local and sustainable fibers

New Limerick, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills attended a celebration today marking the grand opening of LP Building Solutions’ newly converted facility in New Limerick.

LP Houlton recently began manufacturing LP’s flagship upholstery and trim after a $150 million conversion completed earlier this year.

LP’s expansion is expected to require approximately 30 percent more wood fiber to meet capacity, which will benefit loggers, truckers and other stakeholders in Maine’s forest products industry.

“For decades, LP Houlton workers have produced Maine-made building materials used in homes across the country and around the world. The LP Houlton conversion will continue this proud heritage with the manufacture of LP’s iconic building products, while benefiting the local supply chain,” said Governor Janet Mills. “I thank LP for making this incredible investment and for their commitment to their plant in Houlton, the county and the state of Maine.”

“This conversion will not only help provide a stable work environment for LP Houlton employees, but will benefit local businesses and stakeholders in Maine’s forest products industry,” said Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development.

LP Building Solutions first announced that it would expand the LP Houlton facility in February 2021. In May, the company announced the successful completion of the conversion, resulting in LP Houlton’s first production of its SmartSide trim and siding .

LP’s expansion will add about 220 million square feet of operational capacity to manufacture its flagship product, enough to support the construction of about 100,000 homes per year.

Photo 1: Governor Mills speaks at the Grand Opening of LP Houlton

Employees of Governor Mills, Senator Collins and LP Houlton

Photo 2: Employees of Governor Mills, Senator Collins and LP Houlton

Govt.  Mills visits LP Houlton

Photo 3: Governor Mills visits LP Houlton