NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2018--
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE:LPX) announced today its
commitment of $250,000 to support Hurricane Florence disaster relief
efforts in North Carolina.
The leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials
will contribute $125,000 to the American Red Cross and $125,000 to North
Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. In addition, LP will
match employee contributions to hurricane relief.
LP is also working with appropriate organizations to donate LP building
products for rebuilding efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
LP employs 700 people at its three North Carolina mills, including 149
at its engineered wood products plant in Wilmington, N.C., near where
the hurricane made landfall.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this storm,
especially our own employees,” LP CEO Brad Southern said.
“The devastation to lives and property caused by Hurricane Florence is
catastrophic and we trust that our contributions will help provide some
measure of immediate relief, as well as assist during the rebuilding
process,” Southern said.
Besides matching employee donations, LP sponsors the LP Cares Fund
through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to aid LP employees
in the United States and Canada affected by natural disasters or other
Headquartered in Nashville, LP operates 20 engineered wood manufacturing
operations in the United States and in Canada, two in Chile and one in
Brazil and employs about 5,000 people worldwide.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality
engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing
products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and
light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the
U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and
homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and
retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville,
Tennessee and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more
information, visit www.lpcorp.com.
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