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LP Adding FlameBlock Line at Alabama OSB Mill

LP LogoNASHVILLE—Louisiana-Pacific Corporation today announced that it will add a FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing line at its Clarke County, Ala., facility.

LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing will be manufactured under a technology license agreement with International Barrier Technology Corporation and features a proprietary, non-combustible pyrotite layer that is a code compliant component of fire-rated building assemblies.

Brad Southern, executive vice president, OSB, said, “This substantial investment at our Clarke County mill will increase our ability to meet the growing market demand for fire-rated building products like LP FlameBlock in the single-family, multi-family and light commercial construction markets.”

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Construction on the new line will begin in the third quarter of 2015, with completion expected by September, 2016. When fully operational, the expansion will add about 20 new jobs to the mill, which currently employs 159 people.

Thomasville, Ala., Mayor Sheldon Day, who has been working in concert with the county commissioners and Ken Muehlenfeld at the Alabama Department of Commerce to help make the project a reality, said, “We are pleased and proud that LP has chosen to expand their Clarke County mill to include FlameBlock production. It’s a vote of confidence in the positive business environment and quality of life in our community.”

Southern concluded, “Our Clarke County mill was the clear choice for adding FlameBlock production because of the quality of the workforce there. Geographically, manufacturing in Clarke County brings production closer to strong building markets including the Southwest, Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic. In addition, our Clarke County mill produces 9′ and 10′ LP LongLength Sheathing, often preferred for FlameBlock wall applications.”

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source: LP

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